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Scholarship awarded to aspiring theater design student

July 7, 2023

The recipient of this year’s Brown/Kraus Scholarship in Gerontology is an aspiring theater design student. Nim, the 2023 recipient, says that theater brings the generations together and creates joy. Nim remembers how much fun it was for her to have older adults from the local senior center attend dress rehearsals for shows at Middletown High … Read more

Houston selected for Physician Leadership in Quality and Safety Concentration program

June 23, 2023

Fourth-year UNC School of Medicine student Reaves Houston exemplifies exceptional talent, kindness, and compassion as a medical student. Currently, she is also collaborating with the Division of Geriatric Medicine on various research projects. Recently, Houston was selected to participate in the Physician Leadership in Quality and Safety Concentration program. As part of this program, she … Read more

Dr. Shakira Grant receives 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor Award

June 8, 2023

At this month’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Healio honored nine Disruptive Innovators who are changing the face of hematology/oncology. At this second annual award ceremony, Dr. Shakira Grant received the 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor award. According to Healio, the NextGen Disruptor award, “goes to an up-and-coming physician who is … Read more

AGS 2023: ‘The premier educational event in geriatrics’

May 11, 2023

Clinicians, researchers, and staff from the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health converged on Long Beach, CA in early May for the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). Billed as ‘the premier educational event in geriatrics,’ the annual meeting offers the latest on clinical care, aging … Read more

Batsis to Lead 52-week Clinical Trial on Weight Loss in Older Adults

April 13, 2023

John Batsis, MD, associate professor of medicine, will lead a team of researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in conducting a clinical study to determine best interventions to help older individuals lose weight and improve health. There is a growing epidemic of obesity in older … Read more

Schneider co-pens NCMJ falls prevention article

April 3, 2023

In a recent North Carolina Medical Journal article Entitled Programs and Policies to Prevent Falls in North Carolina, Ellen Schneider and her co-authors state, “Falls are not a normal part of aging.” In addition, the article says that among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both non­fatal and fatal injuries. However, the article … Read more

Dr. John Batsis: the ‘secret sauce of super agers’

March 16, 2023

Geriatrician John Batsis has noticed a ‘secret sauce’ among his ‘super agers,’ patients who have aged successfully. So what is it? Throughout their lives, these people have all focused on exercise, a proper diet, and socializing. Batsis’ insights dovetail with findings from Northwestern’s Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease. According to Northwestern researchers, … Read more

Register for the 6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

March 10, 2023

Mental health is critical to well-being at every age. Join a free virtual event on May 11, 2023 that will empower aging services professionals with the latest tools to improve the lives of older adults in their communities. The 6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium is an all-day symposium sponsored by: The … Read more

Dr. Shakira Grant nominated for 2023 Disruptor Award

March 2, 2023

Dr. Shakira Grant was recently nominated for a 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor Award. You can vote for Dr. Grant here (voting closes April 1). According to Healio, “This award recognizes an up-and-coming physician who already is disrupting the status quo in the field through new techniques, new thoughts, questioning methods or breakthrough research.” Healio will … Read more