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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

Clin-STAR Awards Pilot Grant to Dr. David Lynch

October 4, 2022

Dr. David Lynch was recently selected for a Clin-STAR Pilot Grant. By encouraging junior and senior researchers from different disciplines and institutions to come together, these Pilot Grants can stimulate new areas of age-related research.

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.