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Helping Older Adults Live Well As They Live Longer

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.

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

Geriatric Medicine Fellows learn in a variety of clinical settings including our Geriatrics Specialty Clinic in Chapel Hill and our Inpatient Geriatrics service (ACE unit) 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 this new age of aging to improve care for older patients, who are rewriting medical history as they pioneer new horizons in health and longevity.

Geriatric Medicine & Center for Aging and Health News

  • Kevin Biese, Chair of ACEP's GEDA Accreditation Board

    COVID-19 in Older Adults: Biese Publishes Key Points for ED Providers

    Kevin Biese, MD, MAT, associate professor of emergency medicine and associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, with co-authors, has published key information on the role of the ED in diagnosis and acute management of COVID-19 in older adults. The article, published in the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, includes two case … Continued

  • Christine Kistler, MD

    Supporting Older Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis, Kistler Interviewed for CNBC News

    Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and the department of family medicine, was interviewed by CNBC describing the need to support seniors, who are among the most vulnerable, during the coronavirus crisis. She explained the importance of reaching seniors in new ways to help them stay healthy. Kistler also … Continued

  • claire-larson

    Larson Recognized In Carolina Care Highlight

    The Carolina Care Highlight features Claire Larson, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine, this week. Here’s what one of Dr. Larson’s patients had to say: “Dr. Larson is fantastic. She had read my note to her prior to the appointment and was prepared to discuss my specific concerns. Her manner … Continued

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