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AGS 2023: ‘The premier educational event in geriatrics’

May 11, 2023

Clinicians, researchers, and staff from the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health converged on Long Beach, CA in early May for the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). Billed as ‘the premier educational event in geriatrics,’ the annual meeting offers the latest on clinical care, aging … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Dr. John Batsis: the ‘secret sauce of super agers’

March 16, 2023

Geriatrician John Batsis has noticed a ‘secret sauce’ among his ‘super agers,’ patients who have aged successfully. So what is it? Throughout their lives, these people have all focused on exercise, a proper diet, and socializing. Batsis’ insights dovetail with findings from Northwestern’s Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease. According to Northwestern researchers, … Continued

Register for the 6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

March 10, 2023

Mental health is critical to well-being at every age. Join a free virtual event on May 11, 2023 that will empower aging services professionals with the latest tools to improve the lives of older adults in their communities. The 6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium is an all-day symposium sponsored by: The … Continued

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 … Continued

INPCS Recognizes Dr. Hanson and Funds Dr. Lau

January 20, 2023

The International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS) honored Laura Hanson MD, MPH with its Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award. The November 2022 award recognized Dr. Hanson’s research in dementia palliative care. In addition, UNC Neurocritical Care faculty member Winnie Lau, MD received an INPCS seed funding award at this meeting.

UNC Geriatric Medicine Represented at GSA22

November 29, 2022

Recently, UNC Geriatric Medicine personnel attended the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, GSA22. Held from November 2-6 in Indianapolis, IN, GSA22’s theme was Embracing our Diversity, Enriching our Discovery, Reimagining Aging. Division Chief Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead was joined at the conference by Dr. John Batsis (Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Associate Professor, … Continued