Drs. Pilar Horner and Daniel Vélez Ortiz, both of whom have joint faculty appointments with the School of Social Work and the Julian Samora Research Institute, were recently awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor status.  Drs. Horner and Vélez Ortiz were hired as entry level assistant professors in 2009.  Their research interests include HIV/AIDS in the Latino population and mental health among Latino seniors, respectively.  Their teaching, research and service levels were viewed by colleagues and administrators as meriting promotion and tenure.  Congratulations to each of them!