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Bringing the Latest Research into Healthcare Practice

The Division of Geriatric Medicine trains future leaders in geriatric medicine to meet the healthcare needs of America’s older adults. Our expertise in providing complex comprehensive care to older patients shapes the learning experience of UNC medical students, residents, and fellows. Through partnerships with different divisions, departments, and schools at the nation’s oldest public university, we bring the latest research into healthcare practice, improving the care of older adults.

Division of Geriatric Medicine Research Professor of Medicine Ellen Roberts, PhD, MPH, and 2020 MS4 Natalie Richmond, our Salber-Phillips Award Recipient and the American Geriatrics Society's 2020 National Geriatrics Student of the Year
Associate Professor of Medicine Ellen Roberts, PhD, MPH, and Natalie Richmond, UNC SOM Class of 2020, Salber-Phillips Award recipient and the American Geriatrics Society’s 2020 Edward Henderson Student Award recipient, a national award for dedication to issues of care related to older adults

Our Faculty are outstanding clinician-educators who serve as course leaders, program directors, clinical directors, and investigators for research grants.

Geriatric Medicine Fellows learn in a variety of clinical settings including our UNC Geriatrics clinic in Chapel Hill and our Inpatient Geriatrics service at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus.

UNC’s Center for Aging and Health is a leading force in expanding geriatrics expertise in the state’s health workforce and provider network.

Adults over 85 are the fastest growing segment of the US population. In North Carolina, adults 65 and older will increase from 1.6 million to 2.6 million in the next two decades. Our goal is to leverage a new age of aging to improve care for older patients, who are rewriting medical history as they view new horizons in health and longevity.

Geriatric Medicine & Center for Aging and Health News

  • Faculty Receive Recognition from IM Residents

    Providing excellent medical education is one of the Department’s core missions. It is through the guidance of our dedicated faulty we are able to prepare residents for diverse career paths. The following individuals received high marks on resident evaluations. Division of Hospital Medicine Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology Division of Geriatric Medicine Division of … Continued

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    Dr. Shakira Grant nominated for 2023 Disruptor Award

    Dr. Shakira Grant was recently nominated for a 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor Award. You can vote for Dr. Grant here (voting closes April 1). According to Healio, “This award recognizes an up-and-coming physician who already is disrupting the status quo in the field through new techniques, new thoughts, questioning methods or breakthrough research.” Healio will … Continued

  • Dr. Shakira Grant and Jiona Mills Interviewed at ASH 2022

    Watch an interview with Dr. Shakira Grant and Jiona Mills on Barriers to Participation in Hematology Trials at the 2022 ASH conference.

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