Congratulations to Dr. Gladys Ibañez!

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Dr. Gladys Ibañez, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, is one of four researchers in the country to receive funding from University of California at Davis’ Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC) for its 2017-2018 pilot program. Dr. Ibañez’s community-focused work addresses this research gap, and with the help of LARRC’s National Institutes of Health-funded program, she’s equipped to study 100 HIV-positive patients from Borinquen Health Clinic and the Southern HIV and Alcohol Consortium. By administering NIH’s cognitive toolbox measures and linking the results to HIV care engagement and disease progression data, this project will serve as the basis for future explorations into cognitive interventions for older Latinos.