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8th edition of Reichel’s Care of the Elderly published

October 4, 2022

Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead serves as editor on the 8th edition of this premiere textbook on clinical Geriatrics available soon from Cambridge Press.  Dr. Cristine Henage co-authored the up to date chapter on Health Literacy.  https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/medicine/geriatrics/reichels-care-elderly-clinical-aspects-aging-8th-edition?format=HB&isbn=9781108837767

Governor Cooper to Address Brain Health Conference Sept 15th

August 14, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper will be addressing the NC Brain Health Conference at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.  More than 120 health policy experts and healthcare providers will gather for the day long face-to-face event.  North Carolina is a recipient of the BOLD grant from the CDC to Build Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure. Learn more about … Continued

CGWEP starts training at Parkview Nursing Home

July 14, 2022

Dr. Claire Larson will lead interprofessional educational experience for Medical Students, Nursing Students and Certified Nursing Assistants to incorporate the 4M’s of Geriatrics Care at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chapel Hill.  The 4M’s include assessing a resident’s mobility, medications, mentation and What Matters to that patient.  Assessing the 4M’s in a team leads … Continued

Interprofessional Fellows Complete Geriatric Office Visit Project

May 15, 2019

The 4th cohort of Interprofessional Geriatrics Fellows reported the results of their year-long qualitative study of what makes a health care provider’s office geriatrics friendly.  The team this year consisted of a cardiologist, a nurse practitioner, a pharmacist and a dental hygienist.  They conducted semi-structured interviews and focus groups with patients and clinic staff along … Continued

Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16, 2019

Make your end of life wishes known.  The CGWEP supports National Healthcare Decisions Day an initiative of The Conversation Project https://www.nhdd.org/#welcome  

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April 11, 2019

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Falls Prevention Strategic Planning

April 4, 2019

Vicki Tilley, PT, Geriatric Clinical Specialist, is part of a select group of aging specialists who are banding together to design what falls prevention activities in NC will look like over the next 5 years. Representatives from left to right include Ingrid Bou-Saada from the NC Division of Public Health, Ellen Bailey, UNC Asheville, Vicki … Continued

CGWEP applies for 5 year renewal grant

March 20, 2019

The UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health successfully submitted an application to the Health Resources and Services Administration for a $3,750,000 grant renewal spanning 5 years from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024.  Geriatrics topics include dementia caregiver support, opioid de-prescribing, advance care planning, falls prevention and diabetes … Continued

Successful Funders Review

September 24, 2018

Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead celebrates a successful evaluation by the Health Resources and Services Administration with her team.

AARP Endorses the Otago Exercise Program

July 25, 2018

A new report out by AARP highlight the Otago Exercise Program as an essential element to prevent falls. Recent research shows that falls are on the rise in about 60% of the US. Exercise that combines strength and balance like to Otago Exercise Program is one of the best ways to avoid a fall. https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/falls-injury-death-prevention.html