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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

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Palo Alto GRECC

Palo Alto GRECC

Palo Alto Healthcare System
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Tel. 650-858-5000 x63933
Fax 650-849-0484

GRECC Director

Deborah Kado, MD, MS

Associate Director, Research

Salman Azhar, PhD

Associate Director, Clinical

Christine Lie, MD, MS

Associate Director, Education and Evaluation

Christine E. Gould, PhD

Administrative Officer

Mary Westerman, MBA-HCM


Stanford University

research foci heading
  • Immune and Metabolic Aging
  • Aging and Bone, Muscle, Mobility and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Application of Advanced Epidemiologic Methods for Kidney and Cardiovascular Research
research heading
  • Role of Cholesterol in Age-Related Decline in Steroidogenesis (Azhar)
  • Histone Deacetylation Signaling in Aging and Cancer Pathways (Chua)
  • Cannabidiol as a Novel Therapeutic for Gulf War Illness / Mitigation of cognitive impairments from radiation therapy (Huang)
  • Virtually Supervised Exercise for Kidney Transplant Candidates (Liu)
  • Foxp transcription factors in regulatory T cells / Molecular and Cellular Analysis of Allograft Loss in Kidney Transplant Biopsies (Maltzman)
  • Management of Hypertension among Persons with and without Dementia in Long-Term Care (Odden) / Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Risk Factors for Mobility Limitation in the Jackson Heart Study / Applying Hypertension Clinical Trials to Real World Adults with CKD (Odden/Tamura)
  • Developing Tools for Dialysis Decision Support in Older Adults / Improving Medical Decision Making for Older Patients with End Stage Renal Disease (Tamura)
  • Investigating the IL4/13 Axis in Osteoarthritis / Planar Antigen Array Profiling of Autoantibody Responses in Blood/ The Effect of Human Leukocyte Antigen Type on Associations between Antibodies to Citrullinated Protein Antigens (ACPA) and Myocardial Structure and Function / Deciphering the Role of Epstein-Barr Virus Molecular Mimicry and B cell Transformation in Multiple Sclerosis / Targeting Osteoarthritis pain and progression: Proteomics, RNASeq & Immunostaining to elucidate the immune pathotypes of OA / The Role of Plasmin in Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis/ Novel Strategies to Combat Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis (PTOA) (Robinson)
  • Hip Fracture Pathology in Chronic Kidney Disease / Long Term Fracture Risk and Change in Peripheral Bone in the Oldest Old Men: The MrOS study/Cadmium, Fracture and Bone Loss/Gut Microbiome and Aging (Kado)
education heading
  • Pre-specialty training site for residents and other health professionals.
  • Fellowship Training in Geriatric Medicine
  • Advanced Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Allied Health
  • Geriatric Scholars Program for Psychologists
  • Weekly geriatric seminars
  • Dementia education for staff (e.g., dementia and simulation training)
  • Interdisciplinary team training for medical and allied health trainees (e.g., geriatrics escape room)
clinical heading
  • Virtual Social Connection Enhancement for Older Adults 
  • VVC Balance, Exercise, and Strength (BEST)
  • Tele-Geriatrics and Geriatric Mental Health Evaluation via the Clinical Resource Hubs
publications heading
  • Huh JW…. Gould CE. Improving geropsychology competencies of veterans affairs psychologists. J Am Ger Soc 2021.
  • Estaki M… Kado DM.  Association of subjective and objective measures of sleep with gut microbiota composition and diversity in older men: The Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2023. 
  • Seib C, Ganesan C, Tamura MK. Estimated effect of parathyroidectomy on long-term kidney function in adults with primary hyperparathyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Nov.
  • Moon J-S… Robinson WH. Cytotoxic CD+ T cells target citrullinated antigens in rheumatoid arthritis. Nat Commun. 2023.
  • Dadhania DM…. Maltzman JS. Age-related decline in anti-HBV antibodies in vaccinated kidney transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2023.