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Dr. Batsis talks to Stat about new weight loss drugs

March 17, 2023

Are a new group of obesity medications suitable for older people? While weight loss can improve cardiovascular health and physical function in older people with obesity, a new article says that these drugs may have fewer benefits and more risks for this population group. Dr. John Batsis, who focuses on older adults with obesity and … Continued

Dr. Grant nominated for Healio NextGen Disruptor Award

March 2, 2023

Dr. Shakira Grant was recently nominated for a 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor Award which “recognizes an up-and-coming physician who already is disrupting the status quo in the field through new techniques, new thoughts, questioning methods or breakthrough research.”

Physician Spotlight: Debra Bynum, MD, MMEL, FACP

February 25, 2023

Dr. Debra Bynum discovered her interest in Geriatric Medicine as a resident. During that time, she realized her love for working with older patients. “I loved the complexity of care,” she says, “and the patients themselves I found to have such amazing stories.” In addition, she also met Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead and Dr. Andrew Greganti … Continued

Dr. Drickamer speaks to Washington Post on hospice care

February 22, 2023

The Washington Post recently quoted Dr. Margaret Drickamer in an article on hospice care. As the Associate Medical Director of Inpatient Hospice, Dr. Drickamer, deals with tough choices on a regular basis. She says, “it can be upsetting for family members and patients who have prepared for death, only to be told the patient has … Continued

Physician Spotlight: Marvin McBride, MD, MBA

January 27, 2023

Marvin McBride was always interested in science and people. In medicine, he merged these two interests. After graduating from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, he attended Duke Medical School. During his medical training, Dr. McBride gravitated towards family medicine. As a result, he completed a family medicine residency at the University of Virginia. Part of … Continued

INPCS Recognizes Dr. Hanson and Funds Dr. Lau

January 20, 2023

The International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS) recently honored Laura Hanson MD, MPH with its Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award. The November 2022 award honored Dr. Hanson’s research in dementia palliative care. At the INPCS’ invitation, she gave a presentation at the virtual meeting. At this meeting participants also learned that UNC Neurocritical Care faculty member Winnie … Continued

UNC Geriatric Medicine Represented at GSA22

November 29, 2022

Recently, UNC Geriatric Medicine personnel attended the annual Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, GAS22, held from November 2-6 in Indianapolis, IN.

Wood, Lynch, & Spangler collaborate on JAGS research

October 27, 2022

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) recently published ‘Long-term weight change after a technology-based weight loss intervention.’ School of Medicine fourth year medical student Brian Wood collaborated with Drs. David Lynch, & Hillary Spangler on the JAGS paper.

Geriatric Medicine Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Morgan Womble

October 10, 2022

The UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine welcomes Nurse Practitioner Morgan Womble to the Geriatrics Clinic at Eastowne in Chapel Hill. In the future, Morgan will also serve at several contract clinical locations in the area.