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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Continued

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    Spotlight on Assistant Professor Joshua Niznik

    UNC Geriatrics recognizes Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, for his recent accomplishments. Dr. Niznik was recently appointed to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) editorial board, was lead author of a COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy study, and was interviewed for an AARP article on the … Continued

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    Dr. Shakira J. Grant selected for PRIDE, hopes to encourage others to find their purpose

    As an assistant professor in the Divisions of Hematology and Geriatric Medicine, and a board-certified Geriatric-Hematologist, Dr. Shakira J. Grant, MBBS, is no stranger to success, but she has had to overcome many challenges along the way. Now, selected for the 2022 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) cohort, she hopes this … Continued

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    UNC Geriatrics Clinic April 2022 Update

    UNC Geriatrics is the largest older adult-focused primary care practice in the Triangle. Also, the past two years have been eventful for the clinic.

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    International Federation of Delirium Societies launches delirium journals

    In conjunction with World Delirium Awareness Day on March 16, 2022, the International Federation of Delirium Societies launched two new delirium journals: Delirium and Delirium Communications.

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    Batsis Discusses Five Common Medications That Can Cause Weight Gain

    Side effects are common with almost any medication. What’s less common are side effects that can complicate your recovery from the very condition you’re looking to treat. Case in point: medications that can cause weight gain. “Often, we think of side effects that cause more [physical] symptoms — dizziness, stomach problems, fatigue,” said John Batsis, MD, associate professor in t … Continued

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    Niznik accepted as one of 12 AGING Initiative MCCs Scholars

    Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD was recently accepted into the AGING Initiative MCCs Scholars Program. As one of twelve MCCs Scholars, Dr. Niznik will attend an in-person workshop in Washington D.C. this spring. In addition, he will attend 6 webinars during his scholarship year.

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    Dr. John Batsis Joins NIH Study to Advance Precision Nutrition

    UNC will have a big role in a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) study to advance precision nutrition. The University recently received two of 14 awards as part of the NIH Common Fund’s of Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program (NPH).

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    Teepa Snow: What to prescribe after a dementia diagnosis

    Occupational therapist Teepa Snow has made it her mission to show dementia in a positive light. “Dementia is a syndrome, not a single condition,” Teepa says. “It can be a primary or secondary issue, can happen at any age, and has many causes and forms.”

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    Dr. Tiffany Long: A Journey into Geriatrics

    Tiffany Long, MD is a graduate of the UNC School of Medicine. As a med student, she received the 2018 Salber-Phillips Award. Currently, she is a 2021-2022 UNC Geriatric Fellow. Tiffany’s journey into geriatrics started in medical school, where she was exposed to geriatric medicine and fell in love with the patient population. Meeting Fascinating People What attracted her to geria … Continued

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    Newsworthy from the Department of Medicine, Week of November 5 – 11

    The below clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets and feature Department of Medicine faculty during the past week, starting Friday, November 5, 2021. COVID-19 treatments are not vaccine replacements. Here’s why – Dr. David Wohl (ArcaMax Publishing) Is Type 2 Diabetes Ready for CGM? – Dr. Laura Young (The Journal of Healthcare Contracting) 10 gastroenterologists … Continued

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    Lowe, Hanson Published JAMA Editorial About Treating the Death Rattle

    Jared Lowe, MD, and Laura Hanson, MD, have co-authored an editorial about a new research study in JAMA titled Preventing Death Rattle with Prophylactic Subcutaneous Scopolamine Butylbromide. Noisy breathing is among the signs that accompany impending death, and one that evokes controversy in end-of-life care. This is the sound of respirations caused by secretions and muscle relax … Continued