I am excited to announce that we were recently awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s disease program. This funding is for two years in the amount of $250,000 and includes a stipend for two graduate research assistants. The purpose of the study is to validate measures of functioning in activities of daily living among Hispanic older adults. We will also be examining performance on these functional measures and their relationship to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers including MRI imaging, amyloid (PET scan) imaging, and genetic biomarkers. This study is in collaboration with the 1Fl ADRC and we will be using its clinical and Biomarker database, so as to further explore issues related to acculturation and bilingualism in Hispanics. I expect this interaction between AU and 1Fl ADRC, will be very productive and should allow us to be  competitive in applying for future federal and foundation grants. I am enthusiastic about this project and look forward to the impact that the results will have among the field of neuropsychology and AD research. It is truly an exciting time to be conducting research at Albizu University and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.