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New Curriculum Curated by the Duke/UNC ADRC

January 23, 2024

The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Research Education Component (REC) Core announces a new Research Curriculum. This curated collection includes video presentations on basic science and statistics. However it also includes more in-depth talks like keynote addresses and clinical presentations from past ADRC events like the SLAM-DUNC conference. This curriculum is available for anyone … Read more

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, … Read more

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

Dr. Shakira J. Grant selected for PRIDE cohort

May 2, 2022

Dr. Shakira J. Grant, an assistant professor in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Hematology, was recently selected for the 2022 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) cohort.

Dr. John Batsis presents to National Council on Aging

March 2, 2022

In October 2021, Dr. John Batsis represented the American Geriatrics Society at an Obesity and Equitable Aging Roundtable held by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). As a follow-up to that event, the NCOA held a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Featured in this meeting was Dr. Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, the Deputy … Read more

Niznik accepted as one of 12 AGING Initiative MCCs Scholars

February 18, 2022

Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD was recently accepted into the AGING Initiative MCCs Scholars Program. As one of twelve MCCs Scholars, Dr. Niznik will attend an in-person workshop in Washington D.C. this spring. In addition, he will attend 6 webinars during his scholarship year.

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.