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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.

Dr. David Lynch Receives Clin-STAR Pilot Grant

October 4, 2022

Dr. David Lynch was recently selected for a Clin-STAR Pilot Grant. According to Clin-STAR, the goal of this funding is to “stimulate new collaborations focused on the development of clinical aging research projects.” By encouraging junior and senior researchers from different disciplines and institutions to come together, these Pilot Grants can stimulate new areas of … Continued

Caroline Buse receives GSA James McKenney Travel Award

September 26, 2022

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 … Continued

CGWEP Hosts Geriatrics ECHO Series for Primary Care Providers

September 22, 2022

With a rapidly aging population, many primary care providers increasingly find themselves caring for older patients. However, older patients often have specialized care needs. And some PCPs have little or no training in geriatrics. To help remedy this situation, the UNC Center for Aging and Health and the Division of Geriatric Medicine created a monthly … Continued

Comfort First: offering comfort-focused dementia care

August 29, 2022

More than one million Americans have late-stage dementia. Sadly, they suffer significantly from physical pain, neuropsychiatric distress symptoms, and medical complications. On top of that, these people also often deal with hospital and emergency room visits.

Busby-Whitehead Featured in HealthWell Foundation Blog

August 19, 2022

The HealthWell Foundation recently featured Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, on its Real World Health Care blog. In the post, Busby-Whitehead discusses misinformation about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other aging-related conditions.

MSTAR Scholars spend a summer with UNC Geriatrics

August 17, 2022

Ellen Roberts, PhD, MPH, Co-Associate Director of the UNC MSTAR Program says, “as one of eight national MSTAR programs across the country, our MSTAR Program is a pipeline for getting medical students interesting in furthering their careers as aging related-researchers and/or as clinical practitioners in geriatrics”.