New England GRECC - Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

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New England GRECC

research foci heading
  • Innovative support and care coordination for aging Veterans
  • Risk Identification across the lifespan
  • Novel treatments to optimize well-being and independence
research heading
  • Bedford VA
  • Alzheimer disease, including identification for biomarkers for drug development
  • Use of telehealth and technology in geriatrics
  • CLC quality and quality improvement
  • Improving multidisciplinary care for aging Veterans with complex needs
  • Boston VA
  • Preventive rehabilitation that enhances therapeutic success and improves mobility
  • Frailty in cardiology clinics and kidney function
  • Developing approaches to assessing “What Matters Most” to improve age-friendly health care
  • Translational research for TBI and Stress Disorder: Lifespan analysis of the neurobiological effects of deployment trauma
  • Pharmacy driven medication reconciliation to identify cognitive impairment
  • Links between cancer and neurodegenerative diseases
education heading
  • Bedford and Boston VA
  • Annual Conference for Interprofessional Trainees interested in Aging and Geriatric Medicine Fellows
  • Alternating weekly seminars on implementation, dissemination, and evaluation; function and frailty
  • Bedford VA
  • Annual half-day dementia strategies symposia via national webinar
  • Training in video telehealth for multi-disciplinary health care trainees
  • Boston VA
  • Harvard medical student education, including a longitudinal geriatrics OSCE
  • Developing educational resources such as videos, podcasts and handouts for late life PTSD funded by the VA Office of Rural Health
  • Developing a dementia caregiver education resource library and survival guide
clinical heading
  • Bedford VA
  • Family and Caregiver Telemedicine Clinic: video-into-home dementia management clinic with synchronous participation of multiple family members
  • Tele-Neuropsychology Clinic: geriatric neuropsychological evaluation services to rural VA medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics
  • Boston VA
  • Implementation of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative
  • Transitions of Care Programs: Coordinated Transitional Care (C-TraC), Hospital-in-Home, Discharge Medication Reconciliation and “Meds to Beds”
  • Enhancing quality of provider prescribing for older adults in the emergency department (EQUIPPED)
  • Geriatric Renal, Cardiology, Oncology and Capacity Clinic evaluate novel approaches to geriatric-informed care
  • Live Long, Walk Strong and Gerofit provide physical therapy and supervised fitness activities focused on secondary preventative care
  • Innovative clinic informed by geriatric principles to design care for aging Veterans with PTSD, brain injury and psychosocial complexity
publications heading

Workforce Analysis of Psychological Practice With Older Adults: Growing Crisis Requires Urgent Action Train Educ Prof Psychol https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31131069/

Geriatric Rehabilitation Should Not Be an Oxymoron: A Path Forward Arch Phys Med Rehabil https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30735624/

Feasibility of Telehealth-Delivered Home Safety Evaluations for Caregivers of Clients With Dementia OTJR https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31319745/

Geriatrics 5Ms for Primary Care Workshop MedEdPORTAL https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31139733/

Blended Facilitation as an Effective Implementation Strategy for Quality Improvement and Research in Nursing Homes J Nurs Care Qual https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30480614/

The Burden of Frailty Among U.S. Veterans and Its Association With Mortality, 2002-2012 J Gerentol A Biol Sci Med Scihttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30307533/

Posttraumatic stress disorder in older adults: a conceptual review Clin Gerontol https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30422749/

Clinically significant cognitive dysfunction in OEF/OIF/OND veterans: Prevalence and clinical associations Neuropsychology https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30945914/

Proteomic Analysis and Biochemical Correlates of Mitochondrial Dysfunction after Low-Intensity Primary Blast Exposure J Neurotrauma https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30484371/

Gait speed, grip strength, and clinical outcomes in older patients with hematologic malignancies Blood https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31167800/

Close-Range Blast Exposure Is Associated with Altered White Matter Integrity in Apolipoprotein ɛ4 Carriers J Neurotrauma https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31232163/

New England GRECC

VA Boston Healthcare System
150 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone  857-364-5677
Fax      857-364-2786

Affiliations

Harvard Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine

GRECC Director

Jonathan Bean, MD

GRECC Bedford Site Director

Lauren Moo, MD

Associate Director, Research

William Milberg, PhD

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation

Jennifer Moye, PhD

Associate Director, Clinical

Jane Driver, MD

Associate Director, Research Training

Gina McGlinchey, PhD

Administrative Officer (Boston)

Myriame Wortham
Myriame.Wortham@va.gov

Administrative Officer (Bedford)

Thomas Luciano
Thomas.Luciano@va.gov