United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers

Ann Arbor GRECC Research

Dr. Ray Yung, Associate Director of Research for the Ann Arbor GRECC

Raymond Yung, MD

Ann Arbor GRECC’s research focuses on 3 areas: Basic Biogerontology, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services/Care.
Basic Biogerontology – These studies include research on Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, gene therapy for spinal cord and nerve injury, nutritional research in heart disease, and novel means to extend life span.

Clinical Epidemiology – These studies include exercise training, falls prevention, osteoarthritis, infection prevention in hospital and long-term care settings, improvement of late-life mental health.

Health Services – These studies include assessment of patients in long-term care and quality of care for diabetes patients, health policy research to improve the care of older adults with complicated medical conditions.

Funds for conducting research projects are obtained from VA and non-VA sources.  These funders include VA Research and Development (medical, rehabilitation, and health services), other government sources (e.g., National Institute of Health) and non-government foundations, professional associations, and private industry and private foundations.

VA Ann Arbor Health Care System
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