UNC's Center for Aging and Health helps older adults live well longer.

 

At the Center for Aging and Health

We provide the highest quality of clinical care to older patients; connect families and caregivers with community resources; and train the next generation of Geriatricians.

But we don’t stop there. Improving care for older adults means training different types of providers – including dentists, pharmacists, cardiologists, and oncologists – in best practices of geriatric medicine that are grounded in research, informed by patient priorities, and guided by compassion.

Whether you’re a medical resident applying to our Fellowship programs, a Triangle resident looking to become a patient, or a clinician taking our courses, the Center for Aging and Health can connect you to the right resources for aging well.

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2018 MSTAR Student Ritika Gudhe presented her delirium research poster at AGS 2019.

MSTAR at UNC: Medical Students Training in Aging Research

UNC Chapel Hill has been an MSTAR (Medical Students Training in Aging Research) Training Center since 2010 and is one of only 7 national MSTAR sites. Through the program, UNC MSTAR has trained 107 pre-doctoral medical students from across the United States. Read more

Vital Signs story on DFHI

DFHI Provides Special Care to Patients with Dementia

The Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative will reach a total of 3,900 employees in four hospitals across North Carolina to raise awareness of how patients with dementia experience care and to meet their unique needs with strategic and compassionate treatment. Read more

UNC Geriatrics and the Center for Aging and Health's 2018-2019 IPE Geriatrics Fellows: Heather Johnson, DNP, Rozanne D'souza, RDH, MS, Jessica Robinson, PharmD, and Beth Rosenberg, MD, EdD

IPE Geriatrics Fellows and “The Ideal Older Adult Outpatient Clinic Visit”

UNC’s 4th cohort of Interprofessional Geriatrics Fellows featured a cardiologist, a doctor of nursing practice, a pharmacist and a dental hygienist learning as a team about best practices of person-centered interprofessional geriatric medicine. On May 6, they wrapped up their 2018-2019 fellowship year with an insightful look at what makes a health care provider’s office … Continued

Palliative Care word cloud

Palliative Care: On the Rise in US and UNC

Palliative care is specialized medical care to promote comfort and quality of life for people with serious illness – whatever the diagnosis or life expectancy – and to ensure that treatment aligns with patient goals and values. Palliative care is on the rise in the US and here at UNC. The Division of Geriatric Medicine extends … Continued

From Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead

Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead

  • We’re the big picture doctors.

    “Geriatricians take a holistic view of the patient. We provide complex comprehensive care that is focused on the functional activities of daily living. A patient’s chronological age is not important, their functional age is what matters. What can people do?” Read more

–Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead
Mary and Thomas Hudson Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Aging and Health | Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine