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Your Health Radio Features Senior Mentor Program

August 5, 2019

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

MSTAR at UNC: Medical Students Training in Aging Research

June 24, 2019

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

DFHI Provides Special Care to Patients with Dementia

June 3, 2019

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

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

May 16, 2019

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: On the Rise in US and UNC

April 11, 2019

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

Geriatric Heart Health: Goals of Care

February 14, 2019

Dr. Beth Rosenberg is a cardiologist and Fellow in the Division of Geriatric Medicine’s Interprofessional Geriatric Fellowship Program, where providers learn about geriatric medicine from the diverse perspectives of pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, and cardiology. Dr. Rosenberg shares her expertise regarding older hearts, cardiology guidelines, and older patients’ goals of care. Read more

Senior Mentors Teach about Patient-Centered Care

January 31, 2019

Senior Mentor Program, the School of Medicine’s long-running program to build skills, compassion, and aging-related awareness among medical school students kicked off this week with a Carolina Club luncheon for 195 students and 100-plus mentors. Read more

Post-Operative Delirium Leads to Cognitive Decline in All Patients

January 22, 2019

Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician and Geriatrician Dr. Adrian Austin’s and Division of Geriatric Medicine Chief Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead’s study on pre-operative cognitive impairment, post-operative delirium, and longterm cognitive function after non-emergent surgery is the lead article in a recently published issue of JAMA Surgery. Read more