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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)


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Cleveland GRECC

Cleveland GRECC

Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

GRECC Director

Robert A. Bonomo, MD

Associate Director, Research

David Canaday, MD

Associate Director, Clinical

Muralidhar Pallaki, MD

Associate Director, Informatics/Analytics

Anna May, MD

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation

Denise Kresevic, RN, PhD

Administrative Officer

Quinta Mbe

research foci heading
  • Antibiotic resistance and its detection in the Community Living Center (CLC)
  • Acute viral infections (Influenza & COVID-19) in the Elderly
  • Chronic Viral Infections (HIV & HCV) in the elderly
  • Antibiotic Stewardship and Tele-Stewardship
  • Dementia
  • Delirium (ICU, Acute Care, CLC and in Hospice)
  • Implementation of geriatric evidence-based practice and quality improvement
  • Collaborative projects with the VA Quality Scholars Program
research heading
  • Molecular and metadata epidemiology of infections and clinical outcomes
  • Immunology of aging including vaccines
  • C. difficile infection, transmission, prevention and vaccination
  • Antibiotic stewardship and telehealth stewardship in long term care and outpatient populations
  • Infection, treatment, and prevention of HIV and HCV in aging Veterans
  • COVID-19 and aging
  • Dementia and delirium management and aging
  • Antibiotic resistance in multiple areas
  • Neuroprotective strategies for neurodegeneration in aging and PTSD
  • Advanced heart failure in the elderly
  • Sleep apnea diagnosis and therapeutics
education heading
  • Infections in older adults, HIV, HCV, COVID-19, and Influenza
  • Immunology Series – “Community of Science” Seminars on COVID-19
  • Geriatric training for ER staff (GERI-VET)
  • We Honor Veterans Community Hospice Education (moral injury, PTSD, suicide)
  • Innovative Education/Simulation
  • Holistic Interventions (mindfulness, aromatherapy)
  • Weekly “Topics Series” of Virtual Interprofessional training on Geriatric Syndromes (Falls, Confusion, CHF)
  • OAA VA Quality Scholar Advanced Fellowship (VAQS) collaboration – implementation science and quality improvement career development
  • Geriatric nurse practitioner residency program
clinical heading
  • Enhancing dementia care at Cleveland VAMC by developing a multidisciplinary group to: establish a consensus diagnosis, develop and maintain registry, establish care pathways and develop caregiver education programs
  • Implementing a tele-dementia clinic to evaluate and provide consultative service to Veterans and caregivers
  • Screening and detection of geriatric syndromes and multidisciplinary care coordination through GERI-VET, an accredited level 1 program that identifies at-risk older patients in the ED
  • Establishing Transitional Care Model, which is a hospital-to-home program targeting older vulnerable adults at risk for poor outcomes
  • Enhancing Hospice Care through “See Me, Hear Me, Comfort Me” using non-pharmacological interventions for end of life
  • Participating in the VA sponsored Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative
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