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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

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.

Niznik Appointed to Innovation in Aging’s Editorial Board

September 28, 2023

Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD (Division of Geriatrics) has been appointed by Innovation in Aging as Associate Editor for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Innovation in Aging is a journal of the Gerontological Society of America that publishes translational research of innovative theories, methods, interventions, evaluations, and policies relevant to aging adults.

Abate’ to Join SOM’s Administration Advisory Committee

August 23, 2023

This fall, Aaron Abate’ will join the School of Medicine’s Administration Advisory Committee (AAC). He is the Business Officer for the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health. The School of Medicine created the AAC a few years ago to facilitate collaboration between departments and Centers and the Dean’s Office. It … Read more

Wanted: Geriatricians

August 18, 2023

In the United States, the number of geriatricians is declining. But the number of older adults continues to increase annually. There were 56.4 million people age 65 and older in 2020. By 2030, that number will reach 74.1 million. As the population ages at an increasing rate, the US will need more trained healthcare providers … Read more

Scholarship awarded to aspiring theater design student

July 7, 2023

The recipient of this year’s Brown/Kraus Scholarship in Gerontology is an aspiring theater design student. Nim, the 2023 recipient, says that theater brings the generations together and creates joy. Nim remembers how much fun it was for her to have older adults from the local senior center attend dress rehearsals for shows at Middletown High … Read more

Batsis to Lead 52-week Clinical Trial on Weight Loss in Older Adults

April 13, 2023

John Batsis, MD, associate professor of medicine, will lead a team of researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in conducting a clinical study to determine best interventions to help older individuals lose weight and improve health. There is a growing epidemic of obesity in older … Read more

Schneider co-pens NCMJ falls prevention article

April 3, 2023

In a recent North Carolina Medical Journal article Entitled Programs and Policies to Prevent Falls in North Carolina, Ellen Schneider and her co-authors state, “Falls are not a normal part of aging.” In addition, the article says that among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both non­fatal and fatal injuries. However, the article … Read more

Dr. Shakira Grant nominated for 2023 Disruptor Award

March 2, 2023

Dr. Shakira Grant was recently nominated for a 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor Award. You can vote for Dr. Grant here (voting closes April 1). According to Healio, “This award recognizes an up-and-coming physician who already is disrupting the status quo in the field through new techniques, new thoughts, questioning methods or breakthrough research.” Healio will … Read more