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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.”

New Alzheimer’s Disease Research Forum Launches in January

January 20, 2022

All trainees (fellows, postdocs, junior faculty, residents, research associates, etc.) interested in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the ADRD IDEAS Forum to be held monthly by the Duke-UNC ADRC.

Dr. Tiffany Long: A Journey into Geriatrics

December 10, 2021

Tiffany Long, is a graduate of the UNC School of Medicine, recipient of the 2018 Salber-Phillips Award, and is a currently UNC Geriatric Fellow. Read about her journey into geriatrics.

Cancer and Aging: The 2021 Geriatric Oncology Research Symposium

November 29, 2021

In the United States, the geriatric population accounts for over half of all newly diagnosed cancers. As the US population ages, the number of people 65 and over being diagnosed with cancer will only increase. Because of this, oncology and geriatric medicine have a natural cross-pollination. In the years to come, this will become even … Continued

Medicine Researchers Receive NC TraCS Pilot Grant Awards

October 5, 2021

NC TraCS recently announced the recipients of new pilot grant awards, and five recipients are from the Department of Medicine, including Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD (Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine & Center for Aging and Health)