Vaughn receives Leighton E. Cluff Award

Congratulations to Ivana A. Vaughn, recent Graduate/Professional recipient of the $1200 Leighton E. Cluff Award for Aging Research. The competitive award program seeks to increase students’ scholarly investigation and research on issues related to older adults and the aging process. Applicants were required to submit a scholarly research project pertaining to older adults and demonstrate involvement in aging-related activities. Ms. Vaughn’s submission consisted of preliminary findings from her project, Models of Care Coordination and Patient Satisfaction of Older Adults in the United States: A Scoping Review, which is currently being expanded into a meta-analysis. Ms. Vaughn is a second year, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in Health Services Research, and is concurrently completing a graduate certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice. Ms. Vaughn is supported by a National Institute on Aging Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (Grant # 3R37AG033906-12S1; PI: Roger Fillingim) and the Grinter Fellowship. In addition, she is the recipient of the 2015 UF Health Shands Auxiliary Grace Winslow Scholarship. Her current mentors include Dr. Roger Fillingim, Distinguished Professor at UF College of Dentistry and Director of UF Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, Dr. Arch Mainous, III, HSRMP Department Chair and Florida Blue Endowed Professor, and Dr. Nicole Marlow, Clinical Assistant Professor at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions.