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UNC Researchers Selected for Highly Competitive Grant in Geriatric Medicine
The Center for Aging and Health/ Division of Geriatric Medicine has received funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine for a collaborative project led by Drs. Timothy Platts-Mills and Sheryl Zimmerman.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 10
Many older emergency department patients are malnourished
More than half of patients 65 and older were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, study finds.
Located in News / 2014 / August
Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News
Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
Located in News / 2012 / July
Improving Geriatric Emergency Medicine
UNC Health Care recently held a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Boot Camp to generate ideas for improving emergency care for elderly adults. The boot camp was the result of UNC Health Care’s participation in the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative, a national collaborative of health-care systems seeking to produce better outcomes for these patients.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH
Laura C. Hanson, MD, MPH is a professor and a Co-Director of the Palliative Care Program in the Department of Medicine. She is an expert in clinical care of frail elderly, medical ethics, palliative care.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH
Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH is is Director of the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program and Vice Dean for the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Newton is an expert in organization and effectiveness of healthcare, hospitalist work, prevention, geriatrics and population health.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Gary S. Winzelberg, MD, MPH
Gary S. Winzelberg, MD, MPH is an associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine. He is an expert in medical education, palliative care and long-term care quality.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments
National Institute of Justice funds research to develop a tool to identify abuse in this setting.
Located in News / 2016 / October
ACCLAIM spans boundaries and courts change
Modeled after the Public Health Leadership Program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, ACCLAIM is developing a new generation of leaders at the School of Medicine, while furthering the School's research mission, strengthening teaching, and improving care for patients.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Feb. 20
5 Tips for Bringing Your Elderly Loved One to the Emergency Department
For many older adults, emergency departments can be difficult to navigate. Kevin Biese, associate professor of emergency medicine and internal medicine at UNC, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, professor and chief of geriatric medicine at UNC and director of the UNC Center for Aging and Health, share these important steps you can take to help the older adult you are caring for get the care they need and deserve.
Located in News / 2015 / July