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


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Cleveland GRECC

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
  • Brain tumor epidemiology
education heading
  • Infections in older adults, HIV, HCV and COVID-19 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
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
publications heading

A comparison of the efficacy of multiple ultraviolet light room decontamination devices in a radiology procedure room Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

American Gastroenterological Association Institute Guideline on the Medical Management of Opioid-Induced Constipation Gastroenterology

Gaps in Preexposure Prophylaxis Uptake for HIV Prevention in the Veterans Health Administration Am J Public Health

A pilot study using telehealth to implement antimicrobial stewardship at two rural Veterans Affairs medical centers Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

Shedding of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by colonized patients during procedures and patient care activities Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

Cleveland GRECC

Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Phone 216-791-2300 ext. 43140


Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University, University Center on Aging and Health

GRECC Director

Robert A. Bonomo, MD

Associate Director, Research

David Canaday, MD

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation

Denise Kresevic, RN, PhD

Associate Director, Clinical

Muralidhar Pallaki, MD

Administrative Officer

Malva Rashid