• 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!

  • Center for Aging and Health is BOLD NC partner

    Center for Aging and Health Receives BOLD NC Funding

    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 to our state’s brain h … Continued

  • Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH

    Wilson Promoted to Associate Professor, Receives Foundation Phase Teaching Award

    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 t … Continued

  • Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine

    Niznik Receives Pilot Funding From the US Deprescribing Research Network

    Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD was awarded pilot funding from the United States Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) for his proposal entitled “Deprescribing Bisphosphonates in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.” The 1-year award seeks to: 1) develop operational definitions for identifying deprescribing of bisphosphonates using Medicare administrative data; and 2) evaluate patte … Continued

  • John S. Kizer, MD

    Kizer Recognized in Carolina Care Highlight

    John S. Kizer, MD, professor of medicine and vice chief in the division of geriatric medicine, was recognized in a new Carolina Care Highlight. He is described by one patient as really knowing “how to listen and help me to sort out various dimensions of my medical situation.”  The patient adds, “I’ve had many physicians through the years, and I do know Dr. Kizer is exceptional.” … Continued

  • laura-hanson

    McCann, Hanson Worked Proactively to Support Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives ‘Community Health Partnership Award’

    Nursing homes and assisted-living centers remain particularly vulnerable during the pandemic, but thanks to Meghan McCann, UNC Medical Center’s Vice President of Operations, Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, professor of geriatric medicine, and community teams with a proactive approach, residents and healthcare personnel have been supported in the communities that UNC Medical Center serves. … Continued

  • Christine Kistler, MD

    Kistler Says Contact With Older Loved Ones Should Remain Limited to Keep Them Safe

    As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor of geriatric and family medicine, advises the community, as much as possible, to continue to limit contact with older adults “in order to keep them safest.” Kistler was interviewed by the News and Observer for an article that suggests risks to older adults should be carefully analyzed before planning … Continued

  • corbie-smith-cene

    Corbie-Smith, Cené Discuss COVID-19 Spike in North Carolina

    An Associated Press article published in the Winston-Salem Journal recognized North Carolina’s highest one-day increase to date in coronavirus cases. The article states part of the growth in cases comes from the increase in tests, but another “driving force behind the uptick” is believed to be “residents traveling throughout the state to newly reopened businesses without followin … Continued

  • UNC Lineberger’s Hyman B. Muss, MD, FASCO.

    Muss Receives ASCO’s Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award For Improving Cancer Care in Older Adults

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology honored Hyman B. Muss, MD, FASCO, the Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professor of Geriatric Oncology at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, with the 2020 Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award for his career-long dedication to improving the care of older patients with cancer.

  • 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