Andrea Valentino is an aspiring computer scientist who wants to design apps that increase older adults’ quality of life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Valentino discovered a greater desire for a career that benefits older adults. As she says in her two-page essay for the Brown/Kraus Scholarship in Gerontology, “during the pandemic I realized how dangerous … Continued
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The American Geriatric Society held its 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL, May 12-14, 2022. Composed of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health, UNC Geriatrics was fully represented at this year’s meeting. In attendance at the three-day event were Geriatrics faculty, fellows, residents, Center staff, and MSTAR students*. … Continued
In conjunction with World Delirium Awareness Day on March 16, 2022, the International Federation of Delirium Societies launched two new delirium journals. Delirium and Delirium Communications are official online publications of The International Federation of Delirium Societies – the European Delirium Association, the American Delirium Society, and the Australasian Delirium Association. By necessity, addressing delirium … Continued
The UNC Center for Aging and Health is proud to recognize Tiffany Driesse, Jennifer Hubbard, and Angela Williamson as recipients of UNC School of Medicine Staff Professional Development Grants. The School of Medicine launched this pilot program as an additional resource for supporting ongoing staff development. These professional development grants cover Spring 2022 expenses related … Continued
In October 2021, Dr. John Batsis represented the American Geriatrics Society at an Obesity and Equitable Aging Roundtable held by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). As a follow-up to that event, the NCOA held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Featured in this meeting was Dr. Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, the Deputy … Continued
Cristine Henage is the Assistant Director of Training and Research for the Center for Aging and Health in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UNC. Over the UNC December Holiday break, she put some old yarn to use by crocheting sleeves for dementia patients. But what’s the purpose of these sleeves?