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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)


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Baltimore GRECC

Baltimore GRECC

10 N. Greene St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone  410-605-7185
Fax      410-605-7913

GRECC Director

Leslie Katzel, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Research

Richard Macko, MD

Associate Director, Clinical

Jacob Blumenthal, MD, FACP

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation

Beth Hogans, MD, PhD

Administrative Officer

Timothy Foley

research foci heading
  • Exercise rehabilitation, weight loss, metabolism, and physical function in older Veterans with a focus on age-related chronic disease and disability conditions
  • Functional genomics, genetics, molecular and cellular biomarkers of aging and chronic disease in Veterans and how these factors influence outcomes in aging
  • Chronic pain
research heading
  • Exercise and weight loss to improve mobility function in Veterans with Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Multimodal exercise and weight loss in older Veterans with dysmobility
  • Preventing diabetic foot ulcers through manipulating the skin microbiome
  • The effect of exercise on chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain and peripheral nerve fibers
  • A balance reach training platform to address balance disorders in older and neurologically disabled Veterans
  • Increasing muscle capillarization to enhance responses to strength training in sarcopenia
  • Promotion of successful weight management in overweight and obese Veterans
  • Effects of 12 weeks of high intensity resistance training aerobic circuit exercise training on epigenetic aging and inflammation in older HIV-infected Veterans
  • Evidence based multidimensional pain self-management planning: personalized by and for Veterans
  • Aerobic exercise and duloxetine combined treatment in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and comorbid depression
education heading
  • Interdisciplinary Alzheimer’s/dementia medical graduate education clinic
  • Residency program for recently graduated Adult Nurse Practitioners
  • Integrative Medicine rotation for Family Medicine Residents
  • Teaching clinic for Physical Therapy students
  • 2-year program for aspiring Geriatric Researchers to become independently funded
  • Summer program in Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Training summer research internship for medical students in conjunction with the University of MD
clinical heading
  • Facility based exercise program offering individually tailored exercise prescriptions
  • Virtual exercise program offering live streamed classes to the home
  • Exercise program for home bound Veterans
  • Program that encourages and supports Veterans to foster companion dogs
  • Whole healthy aging with Gerofit
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