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    Geriatric Medicine Recognizes Endocrinology Faculty For Special Assistance in Telementoring Series

    A recent UNC Center for Aging and Health workforce enhancement effort introduced speciality expertise from the division of endocrinology to Piedmont Health Services (PHS). Led by Marvin McBride, MD, MBA, Jennifer Hubbard, and Cristine Henage, EdD, in the division of geriatric medicine, “Diabetes Management for Older Adults Series for Piedmont Health Services” was one of several C … Continued

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    Highlighting Geriatric Medicine During June Awareness for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    June is the nationally recognized month to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementias that affect memory, and behavior, conditions that affect the majority of people who are 65 and older. It’s also a great time to spotlight Geriatric Medicine and the work our geriatricians are doing in education and research, to serve the aging and help them age well. Following is a lo … Continued

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    American Geriatrics Society 2021 Annual Meeting Offers a Chance for Reflection

    David Lynch, MD, and John Batsis, MD, wrote a Doximity op-ed on key takeaways from the American Geriatrics Society 2021 Annual Meeting May 12–15. “The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2021 Annual Meeting took place virtually from May 12–15. Joseph Shega, MD, program chair, framed the meeting’s objective in his introduction as an opportunity to reflect on how COVID-19, structural … Continued

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    Bynum Receives the Mary and Thomas Hudson Distinguished Professorship

    Deb Bynum, MD, MMEL, FACP, has been awarded the Mary and Thomas Hudson Distinguished Professorship in the Division of Geriatric Medicine. On Thursday, June 3, residents held a surprise party to celebrate her. “Being a distinguished professor is a wonderful honor, and today we honor you Dr. Bynum, as maybe one of the only internal medicine program directors in the US that is now a … Continued

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    Civic Life Suffers From Pressure On Black Men

    About the same number of young Black men and women reach voting age in North Carolina every year, but there’s a huge gender gap each time ballots are counted. In 2020, when Donald Trump won the state by 74,500 votes, Black women cast 622,000 ballots but Black men cast only 402,000 — a startling gap of 220,000 votes. Christine E. Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor in the divis … Continued

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    How Older Adults Can Regain Their Game After Being Cooped Up For Over a Year

    John Batsis, MD, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and Gillings School of Public Health, told CNN that older adults should start slow and build steadily, after being cooped up for over a year during the pandemic. “From my experience, older adults are eager to get out of the house and do what they did a year ago. And guess what? After being inactive for mor … Continued

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    Featured Physician: Shakira J. Grant, MBBS

    Dr. Shakira Grant was born in Barbados and says she knew around the age of 11 or 12, when her grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer, that she would become an oncologist. She also says UNC felt like home when she visited, and it was the “ease of conversation, welcoming smiles, and the collegial atmosphere” that helped her know UNC was the place to be.

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    The Startling and Troubling Voting Gap with Black Men

    Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and department of family medicine, was featured in a Yahoo report, originally published in the News and Observer. The report recognizes the gender gap among the number of Black men and women who reach voting age in North Carolina every year. “You are less likely to have a high quality education … Continued

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    Batsis Team Receives NIH Startup Funding for Remote Physical Therapy Monitoring System

    John Batsis, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, and a team of researchers from Dartmouth who founded SynchroHealth, have been awarded nearly $225,000 from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to develop and test “BandPass.” The remote-sensing resistance band exercise system will allow health care providers to monitor, evaluate, and guide p … Continued

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    Niznik Receives KO8 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award

    Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor in the division of geriatric medicine, was awarded a 5-year K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging for “Deprescribing Bisphosphonates in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia.” The study seeks to evaluate the risks and benefits of deprescribing versus continuing bisphosphonates in o … Continued