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.
On September 7, Center for Aging and Health staff represented the UNC School of Medicine at the Duke Caregiver Community Event. Attendees at the daylong caregiver-focused event were treated to educational opportunities and resources. Representing the Center were Associate Director of Policy and Strategic Alliance Ellen Schneider, Project Manager June Weston, and UNC Geriatrics Clinic … Read more
The week of September 18-22, 2023 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘From Awareness to Action’. During this week, the spotlight is on empowering individuals, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help prevent falls in older adults. This is the sixteenth year that the NCOA (National Council on Aging), the Falls Free Initiative, … Read more
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
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has selected Dr. Adrian Austin to join the 2023 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. Presented by the NIA Office of Special Populations, the program offers opportunities for junior faculty and researchers to gain additional experience in aging research, expand their networks, and hone their grant writing skills. Also, Dr. Austin was … Read more
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
In a a recent JAMA Network article, Dr. John Batsis said that that BMI is no longer the gold standard that it was once thought to be for capturing the risk of death. Instead he believes clinicians should instead think of ‘phenotypes’ of persons. Much of Dr. Batsis’ focuses on obesity, loss of muscle mass, … Read more
UNC Research recently spotlighted Dr. Laura Hanson for her for 31 year career at UNC. Throughout these years, she has held various of roles. Currently, she is a professor of geriatric medicine and the medical director of the Department of Medicine’s Palliative Care and Hospice Program. Read more.
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