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
Dr. Shakira Grant was recently nominated for a 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor Award. You can vote for Dr. Grant here (voting closes April 1). According to Healio, “This award recognizes an up-and-coming physician who already is disrupting the status quo in the field through new techniques, new thoughts, questioning methods or breakthrough research.” Healio will … Read more
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
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 … Read more
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.
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.”
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