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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)


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

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

Acting GRECC Director

Kenneth Boockvar, MD

Associate Director, Research

Kenneth Boockvar, MD

Associate Director, Clinical

William Hung, MD

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation

Judith L. Howe, PhD

Administrative Officer

Valerie Menocal, BS

research foci heading
  • Population-based research in geriatric palliative care and dementia
  • Enhancing team-based care and palliative care in older Veterans with serious or complex illness
  • Improving care delivery to older Veterans in their communities by developing models of care that are coordinated across settings and regions (including rural access to geriatrics, telehealth and home-based care)
  • Using implementation science to accelerate translation of research results into clinical practice and to implement safe and timely care
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
  • Supporting older Veterans across health care settings such as emergency department-based initiatives
publications heading