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Caroline Buse
2021 MSTAR alumni Caroline Buse

Caroline Buse (UNC MSTAR ’21) recently received the James McKenney Travel Award from the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) and The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Buse will receive the award on November 4 at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting’s AGHE Awards Presentation in Indianapolis, IN.

At this meeting, Buse will present her MSTAR research describing telemedicine as experienced by older breast cancer patients as they navigate comorbid diagnoses, physical impairments, and difficulty with transportation, among other impediments to in-person care. She is a third year medical student in the School of Medicine and is mentored by Dr. Kirsten Nyrop and Dr. Hyman Muss of the Lineberger Cancer Center’s Geriatric Oncology Program.

The James McKenney Travel Award is given to students with aspirations to advance the field of geriatrics. It also recognizes Buse’s work with a team of medical students led by Dr. Ellen Roberts and Dr. Lindsay Wilson. This team works towards to enrich the medical school’s Care of the Older Adult Scholarly Concentration Program by “expanding opportunities for medical students, regardless of future specialty, to cultivate the necessary skills and interest in caring for our aging patients.”

Learn more about the UNC MSTAR program.