Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
The Minneapolis Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC) integrates high-quality, cost-effective models of clinical care, basic and applied research, and geriatric education with existing Department of Veterans Affairs and community programs and resources.
To improve the delivery of health care to elderly Veterans through a multidisciplinary program emphasizing disorders of the aging nervous system.
The Minneapolis GRECC was established in 1978. It currently serves elderly Veterans in VISN 23, which spans Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. In fiscal year 2014, the Minneapolis GRECC published 48 peer reviewed papers, provided 3,600 person hours of geriatric education, and expended $3,936,845 in research awards.
Its current research interests include: clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease; animal models of Alzheimer's disease; brain imaging and biological markers of dementia; assessing the driving ability of dementia patients; and new models of delivering care.
One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Hours of Operation
- M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.