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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
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
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
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
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
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
Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutrition in older adults
Findings point to need for dental care and food assistance programs in elderly. Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, is a senior author of the study.
Located in News / 2017 / March
Six UNC faculty recognized by prestigious international scientific society
Biochemist Henrik Dohlman, microbiologist William Goldman, geneticist Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, virologist Nancy Raab-Traub, geneticist Jeff Sekelsky and biochemist Yue Xiong are new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Located in News / 2011 / December
The Atlantic tells story of adult autism through research at UNC
Joseph Piven, MD, and his team are trying to fill the gaps in our understanding of what it has meant and will mean to live with autism as older adults.
Located in News / 2015 / December