Ivana Vaughn Awarded the Leighton E. Cluff Award for Aging Research

Ivana A. Vaughn was recently named the graduate/professional recipient of the $1,200 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. 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. Vaughn is a second year PhD student in Health Services Research, and is concurrently completing a graduate certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice. Vaugh’s current mentors include Dr. Roger Fillingim, distinguished professor at the UF College of Dentistry and director of the UF Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, Dr. Arch Mainous, III, HSRMP department chair and Florida Blue Endowed Professor, and Dr. Nicole Marlow, HSRMP clinical assistant professor.


Ivana Vaughn