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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.

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.

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