College of Medicine associate professor to head national organization on aging


Iveris L. Martinez, Ph.D., associate professor and chief of the division of Medicine and Society, Department of Humanities, Health and Society, has been elected president of the Association of Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE).

She will serve one year as president-elect starting in November and then two years as president.

“I look forward to increasing the visibility of FIU Medicine as a leader in aging research as part of my tenure leading this organization,” said Martinez.

AAGE is a national association established in 1978 as a multidisciplinary group dedicated to the exploration and understanding of aging within and across the diversity of human cultures. Members come from a variety of academic and applied fields, including the social and biological sciences, nursing, medicine, policy studies, social work, and service provision. AAGE is a global network of educators, students, scholars, researchers, and professionals contributing to understanding the aging process and the lives of older persons around the world.

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