• Christine Kistler, MD

    Kistler Talks To AARP About Visits To Older Family Members

    Christine Kistler, MD, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and associate professor in the department of family medicine, was interviewed by AARP for a story that considers visits to older family members. “As much as possible,” she says in the article, “we should still be trying to limit contact with elders in order to keep them safest.” But, she acknowledges … Continued

  • Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH

    Wilson Receives Teaching Excellence Award

    Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, is a 2019-2020 recipient of the Academy of Educators Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence Award, awarded for her significant contributions to courses taught in the Foundation Phase. Selection was based on teaching contributions and student evaluations. Wilson is associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine and John W. Foust Medica … Continued

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    Telehealth with Older Adults During the Covid-19 Crisis

    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

  • Kevin Biese, Chair of ACEP's GEDA Accreditation Board

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

    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. The article, published in the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, includes two case scenarios to show the … Continued

  • Christine Kistler, MD

    Supporting Older Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis, Kistler Interviewed for CNBC News

    Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and the department of family medicine, was interviewed by CNBC describing the need to support seniors, who are among the most vulnerable, during the coronavirus crisis. She explained the importance of reaching seniors in new ways to help them stay healthy. Kistler also shared how she is pairing … Continued

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    Larson Recognized In Carolina Care Highlight

    The Carolina Care Highlight features Claire Larson, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, this week. Here’s what one of Dr. Larson’s patients had to say: “Dr. Larson is fantastic. She had read my note to her prior to the appointment and was prepared to discuss my specific concerns. Her manner is professional yet very warm. She listens well, an … Continued

  • Christine Kistler, MD

    Kistler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

    Christine E. Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor, division of geriatric medicine and department of family medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for “Improving Primary Care Clinicians’ Communication Skills in Advance Care Planning for Patients with Dementia.” This project continues work begun with Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, professor, division of geriatric medicine and … Continued

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    Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative Receives TBJ Health Care Heroes Award for Community Outreach

    UNC Health Care and the Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative received the Triangle Business Journal’s 2020 Health Care Heroes Award for Community Outreach on Thursday February 13. The award honors an individual or organization for the development of a program that improved access to, and the quality of, medical service in an underserved area. Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, Chief, UNC … Continued

  • Josh Niznik, PharmD, PhD

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

    “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 cert … Continued

  • Bryan Godfrey, UNC Geriatrics Clinic Social Worker

    WRAL interviews Bryan Godfrey on Benefits of Seeing a Geriatrician

    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 … Continued