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Dr. Shakira J. Grant selected for PRIDE cohort

May 2, 2022

Dr. Shakira J. Grant, an assistant professor in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Hematology, was recently selected for the 2022 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) cohort.

UNC Geriatrics Clinic April 2022 Update

April 11, 2022

UNC Geriatrics is the largest older adult-focused primary care practice in the Triangle. Also, the past two years have been eventful for the clinic.

International Federation of Delirium Societies launches delirium journals

March 24, 2022

In conjunction with World Delirium Awareness Day on March 16, 2022, the International Federation of Delirium Societies launched two new delirium journals. Delirium and Delirium Communications are official online publications of The International Federation of Delirium Societies – the European Delirium Association, the American Delirium Society, and the Australasian Delirium Association. By necessity, addressing delirium … Continued

Center staff receive 2022 Staff Professional Development Grants

March 14, 2022

The UNC Center for Aging and Health is proud to recognize Tiffany Driesse, Jennifer Hubbard, and Angela Williamson as recipients of UNC School of Medicine Staff Professional Development Grants. The School of Medicine launched this pilot program as an additional resource for supporting ongoing staff development. These professional development grants cover Spring 2022 expenses related … Continued

Dr. John Batsis presents to National Council on Aging

March 2, 2022

In October 2021, Dr. John Batsis represented the American Geriatrics Society at an Obesity and Equitable Aging Roundtable held by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). As a follow-up to that event, the NCOA held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Featured in this meeting was Dr. Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, the Deputy … Continued

Easing fears in the hospital for people living with dementia

February 23, 2022

Cristine Henage is the Assistant Director of Training and Research for the Center for Aging and Health in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UNC. Over the UNC December Holiday break, she put some old yarn to use by crocheting sleeves for dementia patients. But what’s the purpose of these sleeves?

Niznik accepted as one of 12 AGING Initiative MCCs Scholars

February 18, 2022

Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD was recently accepted into the AGING Initiative MCCs Scholars Program. As one of twelve MCCs Scholars, Dr. Niznik will attend an in-person workshop in Washington D.C. this spring. In addition, he will attend 6 webinars during his scholarship year.

Dr. John Batsis Joins NIH Study to Advance Precision Nutrition

February 9, 2022

UNC will have a big role in a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) study to advance precision nutrition. The University recently received two of 14 awards as part of the NIH Common Fund’s of Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program (NPH). For this research, Dr. John Batsis joins … Continued

Teepa Snow: What to prescribe after a dementia diagnosis

January 25, 2022

Occupational therapist Teepa Snow has made it her mission to show dementia in a positive light. “Dementia is a syndrome, not a single condition,” Teepa says. “It can be a primary or secondary issue, can happen at any age, and has many causes and forms.”