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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, … Read more

Dr. Lindsay Wilson receives Leonard Tow Award

October 25, 2022

The UNC School of Medicine Student Government honored Dr. Lindsay Wilson (Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine) with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

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.

Comfort First: offering comfort-focused dementia care

August 29, 2022

More than one million Americans have late-stage dementia. Sadly, they suffer significantly from physical pain, neuropsychiatric distress symptoms, and medical complications. On top of that, these people also often deal with hospital and emergency room visits.

MSTAR Scholars spend a summer with UNC Geriatrics

August 17, 2022

Since 2010, the UNC Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)* Program, led by PI, Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, has welcomed 148 medical and osteopathic students to Chapel Hill. These students all came to gain experience in aging-related research. Students are paired with an UNC faculty mentor that currently has funding in an aging-related research area. … Read more

Legendary Coaches offer words to the Duke-UNC ADRC

July 1, 2022

From June 24–25, the Duke-UNC ADRC hosted the Symposium for Learning about Alzheimer’s disease-related Medical research at Duke and UNC (SLAM-DUNC). During this two-day event, former UNC men’s basketball coach Coach Roy Williams and former Duke men’s basketball coach Michael Krzyzewski offered encouraging words for Alzheimer’s researchers. See the full article and watch the videos … Read more

Scholarship winner uses technology to assist older adults

June 28, 2022

Andrea Valentino is an aspiring computer scientist who wants to design apps that increase older adults’ quality of life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Valentino discovered a greater desire for a career that benefits older adults. As she says in her two-page essay for the Brown/Kraus Scholarship in Gerontology, “during the pandemic I realized how dangerous … Read more