Bronx GRECC - Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)


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research foci heading
  • Population based research in geriatric palliative care
  • Enhancing independence in elders with serious illness
  • Improving care after hospital discharge to home and avoiding medication errors after patient handoffs (VA/non-VA and rural/non-rural) using better communication and electronic information exchange
research heading
  • Improving medication use and establishing infrastructure to support and disseminate interventions to improve medication safety in older Veterans
  • Palliative care for people with hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Building the Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research (GEAR) network
  • Family spending after hospice enrollment: a population-based study
  • Pathway to detection and differentiation of delirium and dementia in the emergency department
  • Goals of Care discussions in older adults with heart failure and their caregivers
education heading
  • Rural interdisciplinary team training program enhances geriatric knowledge and skills of VA primary care clinicians and staff caring for older rural Veterans
  • Geriatric Scholars virtual learning community provides web-based learning for VA and non-VA providers, staff and trainees
  • Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship program provides a variety of clinical and leadership experiences to MDs, MSWs, NPs, and PharmDs over one year
clinical heading
  • Providing geriatric consultation and support to rural providers and Veterans through use of telehealth modalities
  • Improving medication use in older adults through deprescribing initiatives
  • Providing ALS patients with integrated coordinated, interdisciplinary care, including palliative care
publications heading

Medicaid Contributes Substantial Costs to Dementia Care in an Ethnically Diverse Community J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci

Workforce Issues in Geriatrics in Rural America Curr Geriatr Rep

Antihypertensive Drug Deintensification and Recurrent Falls in Long‐Term Care Health Serv Res

Analgesic prescribing trends in a national sample of older veterans with osteoarthritis: 2012-2017 Pain

Heterogeneity in gut microbiota drive polyphenol metabolism that influences α-synuclein misfolding and toxicity J Nutr Biochem


James J. Peters VA Medical Center
130 W. Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10468

Phone 718-584-9000 ext. 3800
Fax     718-741-4211


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

GRECC Director

Albert L. Siu, MD

Associate Director, Research

Kenneth Boockvar, MD

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation

Judith L. Howe, PhD

Associate Director, Clinical

William Hung, MD

Administrative Officer

Valerie Menocal, BS