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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

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

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.

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

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