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  • Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    While the pandemic made this year particularly challenging for fellowship recruitment efforts and interviews, a series of videos showing each program’s strengths was a creative solution, introducing viewers to faculty and current fellows, with a brief glimpse into what it might be like to join the program. And although it was impossible to replicate the experience of visiting in- … Continued

  • Christine Kistler, MD

    Health Experts Warn of Tough Holiday Season For Seniors

    Health experts are warning that the holiday season poses an increased COVID-19 threat to older Americans, who are already one of the most vulnerable demographics. Christine Kistler, MD, associate professor of geriatric and family medicine, identified large gatherings as a key risk factor in the upcoming holiday season that will contribute to an increase in cases. “I think this id … Continued

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    Batsis Publishes Three Articles For Geriatric Medicine

    John Batsis, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, has published the following papers: “Intensive nutrition counseling as part of a multi-component weight loss intervention improves diet quality and anthropometrics in older adults with obesity,” in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. “Telemedicine in Long-Term Care Facilities During and Beyond COVID-19: … Continued

  • Christine Kistler, MD

    Keep Calm and Come Together Safely During the Holiday Season

    Christine Kistler, MD, associate professor of geriatric medicine, discourages indoor holiday gatherings and offers advice for staying safe in the Consumer Reports article “Keep Calm and Come Together.”

  • Dr. Maureen Dale, assistant clinical professor in the division of geriatric medicine

    Dale Encourages Special Flu Vaccine For Seniors

    Maureen Dale, MD, told WRAL News that it’s even more important during a pandemic that seniors get a flu shot. “Even though we don’t have a COVID-19 vaccine yet, there are other respiratory viruses, particularly the flu, that we can protect ourselves from,” Dale said, recognizing a special flu vaccination designed to help seniors overcome immune deficiencies.

  • Josh Niznik, PharmD, PhD

    Geriatrics Division at GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

    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 th … Continued

  • Maureen Dale

    Maureen Dale on Directing the Geriatrics Fellowship in 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 20 … Continued

  • Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH

    Wilson Named New Co-Director of Individualization Phase, Felix’s Contributions Celebrated

    Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, the John W. Foust Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor in the UNC Department of Medicine and associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine, has been named co-director of Individualization Phase. Ana Felix, MD, MBBCh, who has led the Individualization Phase since its inception, will transition leadership to a team of new directors. F … Continued

  • Jan Busby-Whitehead and Kemi Was, UNC MSTAR program

    UNC-Chapel Hill MSTAR Program Funded by the National Institute on Aging

    Through a third round of funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), UNC’s Medical Students Training in Aging Research – MSTAR – program will continue as a National Training Center from 2020 through 2025.

  • UNC Geriatrics: Carolina Care Excellence Award

    Geriatric Medicine News: Fall 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!