Skip to main content

2023 Ageism Awareness Day: October 7

October 5, 2023

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared Saturday, October 7, 2023 to be Ageism Awareness Day. Learn more about this day.

Niznik Appointed to Innovation in Aging’s Editorial Board

September 28, 2023

Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD (Division of Geriatrics) has been appointed by Innovation in Aging as Associate Editor for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Innovation in Aging is a journal of the Gerontological Society of America that publishes translational research of innovative theories, methods, interventions, evaluations, and policies relevant to aging adults.

Batsis Team Partnering with Dartmouth on BandPass

September 21, 2023

Developed by a team of researchers from Dartmouth and UNC, BandPass will help clinicians to identify exercise correctness and send alerts if a patient isn’t doing their exercises.

Center for Aging and Health Sponsors Duke Community Caregiver Event

September 18, 2023

On September 7, Center for Aging and Health staff represented the UNC School of Medicine at the Duke Caregiver Community Event. Attendees at the daylong caregiver-focused event were treated to educational opportunities and resources. Representing the Center were Associate Director of Policy and Strategic Alliance Ellen Schneider, Project Manager June Weston, and UNC Geriatrics Clinic … Read more

‘From Awareness to Action’: 16th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 15, 2023

The week of September 18-22, 2023 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘From Awareness to Action’. During this week, the spotlight is on empowering individuals, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help prevent falls in older adults. This is the sixteenth year that the NCOA (National Council on Aging), the Falls Free Initiative, … Read more

Abate’ to Join SOM’s Administration Advisory Committee

August 23, 2023

This fall, Aaron Abate’ will join the School of Medicine’s Administration Advisory Committee (AAC). He is the Business Officer for the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health. The School of Medicine created the AAC a few years ago to facilitate collaboration between departments and Centers and the Dean’s Office. It … Read more

Dr. Adrian Austin Selected by NIA, Recognized by ATS

August 22, 2023

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has selected Dr. Adrian Austin to join the 2023 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. Presented by the NIA Office of Special Populations, the program offers opportunities for junior faculty and researchers to gain additional experience in aging research, expand their networks, and hone their grant writing skills. Also, Dr. Austin was … Read more

Wanted: Geriatricians

August 18, 2023

In the United States, the number of geriatricians is declining. But the number of older adults continues to increase annually. There were 56.4 million people age 65 and older in 2020. By 2030, that number will reach 74.1 million. As the population ages at an increasing rate, the US will need more trained healthcare providers … Read more

Dr. John Batsis: ‘BMI is no longer the gold standard’

August 2, 2023

In a a recent JAMA Network article, Dr. John Batsis said that that BMI is no longer the gold standard that it was once thought to be for capturing the risk of death. Instead he believes clinicians should instead think of ‘phenotypes’ of persons. Much of Dr. Batsis’ focuses on obesity, loss of muscle mass, … Read more

Dr. Laura Hanson Featured by UNC Research

July 15, 2023

UNC Research recently spotlighted Dr. Laura Hanson for her for 31 year career at UNC. Throughout these years, she has held various of roles. Currently, she is a professor of geriatric medicine and the medical director of the Department of Medicine’s Palliative Care and Hospice Program. Read more.