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SLAM-DUNC Invites Junior Investigators to Present Alzheimer’s Research

April 10, 2024

The Duke-UNC ADRC announces the 3rd annual SLAM-DUNC. The event is geared towards junior investigators and trainees studying ADRD (Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias) and will cover a broad range of research topics. This symposium offers an opportunity for early career researchers to share their work. The ADRC welcomes studies from Duke, UNC, ECU, NCCU, … Read more

Register for the 2024 Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Conference

March 14, 2024

The UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine will hold this year’s Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Conference at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens on May 15, 2024. The focus will be on the 4Ms model of care – Mentation, what Matters, Medications, and Mobility. Specifically, the event will focus on the care of hospitalized people with dementia. This year’s … Read more

New Curriculum Curated by the Duke/UNC ADRC

January 23, 2024

The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Research Education Component (REC) Core announces a new Research Curriculum. This curated collection includes video presentations on basic science and statistics. However it also includes more in-depth talks like keynote addresses and clinical presentations from past ADRC events like the SLAM-DUNC conference. This curriculum is available for anyone … Read more

Dr. Batsis Discusses the New Wave of Weight Loss Drugs

January 10, 2024

Although new weight loss drugs have grown in popularity, they may be risky for older people. In a recent AARP article, Associate professor of geriatrics Dr. John Batsis said, “the older you are, the more reason you have to be cautious. Our bodies change with age, so the results in younger people don’t necessarily apply … Read more

UNC MSTAR Student Gets Two ‘Best Poster’ Wins

November 16, 2023

Congratulation to MSTAR student Mary Kaufmann for winning Best Poster at two separate events and for two different posters. She won the overall poster competition at the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Conference. And at the annual 2023 Student Research Day, Kaufmann won Best Poster in the basic science category.

Batsis and Team Attend Annual Obesity Society Meeting

November 6, 2023

At the Obesity Society’s recent Obesity Week in Dallas, TX, associate professor Dr. John Batsis presented research, moderated sessions, and was included as part of the Coffee with Professors Q&As.