UNC School of Medicine; MacNider Hall and Department of Medicine

Helping Older Adults Live Well As They Live Longer

The Division of Geriatric Medicine trains the 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 didactic, research, and clinical experience of UNC medical students, residents, and fellows. Through multiple partnerships with diverse Divisions, Departments, and Schools at the nation’s oldest public university, the Division’s work brings the latest evidence-based findings into healthcare practice to improve the care of older adults.

Medical students (and Faculty) who participated in our 2018-2019 Care of the Older Patient Scholarly Concentration Program
Medical students and Faculty, 2018-2019 Care of the Older Patient Scholarly Concentration Program

Our Faculty are outstanding clinician-educators who serve as Course Leaders, Program Directors, Clinical Directors, and Investigators for research grants. Through our Geriatrics Specialty Clinic, Geriatric Inpatient Hospital Service (ACE unit), community-based Continuing Care Retirement Center clinics, and Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) affiliations, we offer diverse learning experiences in a variety of clinical settings.

Our Center for Aging and Health is a leading force in expanding geriatrics expertise throughout the state’s health workforce and provider network. Center programs promote best practices for aging health and advance new strategies for practice change such as the Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative, Project ECHO Geriatric Care medical education, and the Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (CGWEP).

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 this new age of aging to improve care for older patients, who are helping to re-write medical history as they pioneer new horizons in health and longevity.

Geriatric Medicine & Center for Aging and Health News

  • Welcome to our new Geriatrics, Hospice, and Palliative Care Fellows!

    Welcome to our new Geriatrics Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care Fellows!

    Welcome to our new Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care Fellows! Coming from close by (Charlotte, Durham) and far away (San Francisco, Beirut), this new class of Fellows is united by a commitment to advance the skills and training necessary to provide the highest quality of compassionate, person-centered care. We are thrilled that they’re … Continued

  • 2018 MSTAR Student Ritika Gudhe presented her delirium research poster at AGS 2019.

    MSTAR at UNC: Medical Students Training in Aging Research

    For 25 years, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has sponsored the MSTAR program for Medical Students Training in Aging Research. The MSTAR program seeks to build research skills among medical students and encourage them to consider involvement in future research that contributes to improving the care of older adults. Older adults have been routinely excluded … Continued

  • Maureen Dale

    American Geriatrics Society Recognizes Dale and Wilson at AGS19

    The Division of Geriatric Medicine was well represented at AGS19, the American Geriatrics Society’s 2019 annual scientific meeting. Among the faculty, fellows, students, residents, and UNC MSTAR researchers attending, two Geriatrics faculty members were distinguished by special honors. Congratulations to the Division of Geriatric Medicine’s Maureen Dale, MD, a 2019-2020 Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging … Continued

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