VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
The U-M Geriatrics Center is closely associated with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System through the VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. U-M faculty conduct research, education and clinical activities through the Center. For information about geriatric patient care services provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs, contact the Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care:
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
The goal of the Ann Arbor GRECC is to:
- Conduct a comprehensive, aged-veteran relevant research program that includes research in biogerontology, neurodegenerative disease, age- and disease-related changes, clinical epidemiology, and health care research.
- Transmit knowledge to health professionals who provide care to aged veterans.
- Develop and evaluate model multidisciplinary geriatric care programs.
Director: Neil Alexander, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director: Raymond Yung, M.B., Ch.B.
- Basic Biomedical and Applied Clinical Research
Chief, Raymond Yung, M.B., Ch.B.
- Health Systems
Chief, Brant E. Fries, Ph.D.
Chief, Roger L. Albin, M.D.
Education and Evaluation
Associate Director: James T. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
- Annual Regional Conferences
- Local and VISN Educational Services/Consultation
Associate Director: Lona Mody, MBBS, M.Sc.
- Use of the Inter-RAI Home Care Assessment in the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System’s Home-Based Primary Care.
- Using caregiver dyads to facilitate Tai Chi for older veterans with dementia
VA Section of Geriatrics
Chief: Robert Hogikyan, M.D., M.P.H.
Palliative Care Program and Home-Based Primary Care
Director: Joseph Nnodim, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.