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Student Outreach to Older Adults

August 13, 2020

UNC Geriatrics clinic’s SOCO program (Student Outreach to Older Adults) began in spring 2020, just after the pandemic sent most people into near lockdown conditions. At that time there was an immediate and widespread shift to telemedicine. SOCO’s initial focus was on connecting medical students to patients, through phone calls, to troubleshoot technical problems and … Continued

Telehealth with Older Adults During the Covid-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020

Due to Covid-19, UNC Health outpatient clinics are “seeing” fewer patients physically. Though most facilities remain open to patients needing an in-person visit, the coronavirus crisis rapidly accelerates the use of telehealth via virtual visits between providers and patients. In this Q&A UNC Geriatrics Specialty Clinic’s Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Meredith Gilliam, talks about benefits and challenges of video visits.

COVID-19 in Older Adults: Biese Publishes Key Points for Providers

March 26, 2020

Kevin Biese, MD, MAT, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, with co-authors, has published key information on the role of the ED in diagnosis and acute management of COVID-19 in older adults.

WRAL interviews Bryan Godfrey on Benefits of Seeing a Geriatrician

January 28, 2020

UNC Geriatrics Specialty Clinic’s Social Worker Bryan Godfrey speaks with WRAL’s Liisa Ogburn on why older adults seek primary care providers with geriatrics expertise. “Our providers are physicians with certifications in internal or family medicine, but they also have specialized training in geriatrics. This means they are especially attuned to the challenges older adults often face and particularly skilled in helping patients and families prepare for the road ahead.”

Greganti Retires After Distinguished Career

September 6, 2019

Andrew Greganti, MD, the Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor, and vice chair of the department of medicine has retired following more than 40 years of distinguished service as faculty at the UNC School of Medicine. Read more

DFHI Provides Special Care to Patients with Dementia

June 3, 2019

The Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative will reach a total of 3,900 employees in four hospitals across North Carolina to raise awareness of how patients with dementia experience care and to meet their unique needs with strategic and compassionate treatment. Read more

IPE Geriatrics Fellows and “The Ideal Older Adult Outpatient Clinic Visit”

May 16, 2019

UNC’s 4th cohort of Interprofessional Geriatrics Fellows featured a cardiologist, a doctor of nursing practice, a pharmacist and a dental hygienist learning as a team about best practices of person-centered interprofessional geriatric medicine. On May 6, they wrapped up their 2018-2019 fellowship year with an insightful look at what makes a health care provider’s office … Continued