Assistant professor Anna Beeber recently received a three-year fellowship in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program. The BIRCWH
program is part of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (TraCS). The National Institutes of Health awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $61 million for TraCS in spring 2008.
Beeber studies dementia care in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). She plans to conduct two mentored projects and an independent study to better understand the relationships between community-based service use and nursing home placement in older adults with dementia. Her long-term goal is to improve community-based dementia service to prevent or delay placement in nursing homes.
WUNC reporter Rose Hoban filed a story today, Aug. 4, about the PACE program, featuring local entities that participate in it. The listen to her story, click here: http://wunc.org/programs/news/archive/NRH0804.mp3/view