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Teepa Snow: What to prescribe after a dementia diagnosis

January 25, 2022

Occupational therapist Teepa Snow has made it her mission to show dementia in a positive light. “Dementia is a syndrome, not a single condition,” Teepa says. “It can be a primary or secondary issue, can happen at any age, and has many causes and forms.”

New Alzheimer’s Disease Research Forum Launches in January

January 20, 2022

All trainees (fellows, postdocs, junior faculty, residents, research associates, etc.) interested in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the ADRD IDEAS Forum to be held monthly by the Duke-UNC ADRC.

Dr. Tiffany Long: A Journey into Geriatrics

December 10, 2021

Tiffany Long, is a graduate of the UNC School of Medicine, recipient of the 2018 Salber-Phillips Award, and is a currently UNC Geriatric Fellow. Read about her journey into geriatrics.

Cancer and Aging: The 2021 Geriatric Oncology Research Symposium

November 29, 2021

In the United States, the geriatric population accounts for over half of all newly diagnosed cancers. As the US population ages, the number of people 65 and over being diagnosed with cancer will only increase. Because of this, oncology and geriatric medicine have a natural cross-pollination. In the years to come, this will become even … Continued

Medicine Researchers Receive NC TraCS Pilot Grant Awards

October 5, 2021

NC TraCS recently announced the recipients of new pilot grant awards, and five recipients are from the Department of Medicine, including Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD (Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine & Center for Aging and Health)

UNC MSTAR Program Funded by the National Institute on Aging

October 8, 2020

Through a third round of NIA funding, UNC’s Medical Students Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program will continue as a National Training Center from 2020 through 2025. Over 60 UNC faculty from 35 medical specialties across five Health Science Schools serve as volunteer student mentors.