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Drs. Batsis and Coll analyze Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits

September 7, 2022

In a recent special article in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, John A. Batsis, MD (Associate Professor, UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine) and Patrick P Coll, MD (Medical Director for Senior Health and Associate Director for Clinical Geriatrics at the UConn Center on Aging at UConn Health), and colleagues reviewed the need to redesign Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits.

Legendary Coaches offer words to the Duke-UNC ADRC

July 1, 2022

From June 24–25, the Duke-UNC ADRC hosted the Symposium for Learning about Alzheimer’s disease-related Medical research at Duke and UNC (SLAM-DUNC). During this two-day event, former UNC men’s basketball coach Coach Roy Williams and former Duke men’s basketball coach Michael Krzyzewski offered encouraging words for Alzheimer’s researchers. See the full article and watch the videos … Continued

Scholarship winner uses technology to assist older adults

June 28, 2022

Andrea Valentino is an aspiring computer scientist who wants to design apps that increase older adults’ quality of life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Valentino discovered a greater desire for a career that benefits older adults. As she says in her two-page essay for the Brown/Kraus Scholarship in Gerontology, “during the pandemic I realized how dangerous … Continued

UNC Geriatrics Represented at the 2022 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting

May 26, 2022

The American Geriatric Society held its 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL, May 12-14, 2022. Composed of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health, UNC Geriatrics was fully represented at this year’s meeting. In attendance at the three-day event were Geriatrics faculty, fellows, residents, Center staff, and MSTAR students*. … Continued

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.

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.