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


The Center for Aging and Health

The Center for Aging and Health supports the Division of Geriatric Medicine in its mission to 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.

News | Impact | Outreach

Dr. Andrew Greganti Retires

Greganti Retires After Distinguished Career

Andrew Greganti, MD, the Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor, and vice chair of the department of medicine has retired following more than 40 years of distinguished service as faculty at the UNC School of Medicine. Read more

Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program

Center for Aging & Health Receives $3.75 Million Grant to Create Age-Friendly Health Care

The Center for Aging and Health has received a five-year, $3.75 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide geriatrics training statewide through the Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (CGWEP). Read more

Senior Mentor Will Plattner with mentees, Spring 2019

Your Health Radio Features Senior Mentor Program

Research Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine Dr. Ellen Roberts and Senior Mentor Will Plattner describe the experiences of first-year medical students partnering with seniors to learn about age-friendly health care and issues of concern to older adults on UNC’s Your Health Radio. Read more

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

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