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National Award for Penn Nursing Professor

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) recently honored Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, Assistant Professor in Penn Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health with its Research Recognition Award during its 2021 special awards ceremony – United for Equity – on December 9, 2021. The ceremony focused on inequalities impacting health and economic security.

The award recognizes Perez for her dedication and research to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers. “I am deeply honored to have my research recognized by NHCOA, a leading organization that advocates for the community that is the central focus of my work,” said Perez. “This is even more special because I was nominated by the Alzheimer’s Association, an important national partner in research and policy. This award has been made possible by the amazing research team I am proud to be part of here at Penn and the participants in our study.”

NHCOA has been the nation’s leading organization focused on improving the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers for over 50 years.