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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)


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Gainesville GRECC

Gainesville GRECC

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
1601 SW Archer Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32601

Phone 352-548-6077

GRECC Director

Ronald I. Shorr, MD, MS

Associate Director, Research

Connie Uphold PhD, ARNP, FAAN

Associate Director, Clinical

Laurence Solberg, MD, AGSF

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation

Carmen Fernandez, PsyD

Administrative Officer

Corey Fields, MHA


University of Florida

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  • Healthcare Safety and Quality
  • Caregiver Health
  • High-Value Care
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  • Fall prevention in hospital and home
  • Stroke caregiver support
  • Culturally competent caregiver support
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Strategies for addressing unnecessary testing or interventions
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  • Incorporating the Age-Friendly Health Systems program into the VA post-acute Community Living Center
  • Optimizing nutritional care for hospitalized Veterans
  • Development of culturally relevant and age-appropriate caregiver education training in collaboration with VA Caregiver Support System
  • Simulation education in dementia for associated health providers
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