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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

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    Telemedicine Companies Changing the Future of Doctor Visits

    After years of slowly gaining traction, telemedicine exploded during the pandemic. Now companies are using that momentum to usher in the next wave of remote health, by moving beyond just chats with doctors to a high-tech world of healthcare access without leaving the home. “The pandemic really supported new ways for remote monitoring, creation and … Continued

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    Review Finds No ‘High-Quality’ Evidence That Weight Loss Supplements Work

    Among adults in the United States trying to maintain a moderate weight, roughly a thirdTrusted Source say they have used dietary supplements to achieve their goal. But, according to a new study in Obesity, led by John Batsis, MD, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, high-quality … Continued

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    Lowe Appointed Hospice Medical Director

    Jared Lowe, MD, assistant professor in the UNC Palliative Care Program has been appointed Medical Director of UNC Hospice. Margaret Drickamer, MD, who previously served in this role, will become Assistant Medical Director and continue as a Hospice attending physician. “We are thankful for Margaret’s outstanding leadership,” said Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, Medical Director of … Continued

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