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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

  • Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    While the pandemic made this year particularly challenging for fellowship recruitment efforts and interviews, a series of videos showing each program’s strengths was a creative solution, introducing viewers to faculty and current fellows, with a brief glimpse into what it might be like to join the program. And although it was impossible to replicate the … Continued

  • Christine Kistler, MD

    Health Experts Warn of Tough Holiday Season For Seniors

    Health experts are warning that the holiday season poses an increased COVID-19 threat to older Americans, who are already one of the most vulnerable demographics. Christine Kistler, MD, associate professor of geriatric and family medicine, identified large gatherings as a key risk factor in the upcoming holiday season that will contribute to an increase in … Continued

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    Batsis Publishes Three Articles For Geriatric Medicine

    John Batsis, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, has published the following papers: “Intensive nutrition counseling as part of a multi-component weight loss intervention improves diet quality and anthropometrics in older adults with obesity,” in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. “Telemedicine in Long-Term Care Facilities During and Beyond COVID-19: Challenges Caused by … Continued

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