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Geriatrics Division at GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

October 30, 2020

2020 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD is an invited speaker for the Health Sciences Presidential Symposium at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting. The presidential symposium on “The Past, Present and Future of Health Sciences Research” will showcase junior and senior researchers’ perspective on how their science began, ways their research … Continued

Maureen Dale on Directing the Geriatrics Fellowship in 2020

October 29, 2020

Maureen Dale, MD, took the reins of the Division of Geriatric Medicine’s Fellowship program in 2020, following in Dr. Margaret Drickamer’s footsteps as Program Director. Dale’s passion for geriatrics, patient care, and mentoring the next generation of Geriatricians stand out to colleagues and Fellows. You’ve been Associate Director of the Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine since … Continued

Geriatric Medicine News: Fall 2020

September 28, 2020

Publications, promotions, awards, research, presentations, and more – enjoy this recent roundup of Division of Geriatric Medicine Faculty News, including a video on UNC Geriatrics’ most recent Carolina Care Excellence Award!

Center for Aging and Health Receives BOLD NC Funding

September 21, 2020

The Center for Aging and Health is a sub-recipient of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for North Carolinians” (BOLD NC) funding, partnering with the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services (grant PI) and NC Division of Public Health to bring a public health, coordinated, systematic approach … Continued

Wilson Promoted to Associate Professor, Receives Foundation Phase Teaching Award

September 15, 2020

Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, the John W. Foust Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, is the Division of Geriatric Medicine’s newest Associate Professor. She recently received the Foundation Phase Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, recognizing a faculty member from the Foundation Phase curriculum who significantly contributed to the education of Foundation Phase students through their energy, dedication, … Continued

Telehealth with Older Adults During the Covid-19 Crisis

April 1, 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. Providers are adjusting to new ways of working, as they finetune their work-from-home technology and get … Continued

Deprescribing in Older Adults: an Interview with Josh Niznik, PharmD, PhD

February 13, 2020

“More than half of older adults are exposed to polypharmacy and the unfortunate thing is that those people are more susceptible to side effects and they’re more vulnerable to drug-drug interactions. It’s important for physicians, patients, and caregivers to realistically discuss the benefits a medication can and can’t provide, and to have a plan for de-escalating or stopping certain medications.”

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.”