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Minneapolis VA Health Care System


Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center

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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.

Our mission:

To improve the delivery of health care to elderly Veterans through a multidisciplinary program emphasizing disorders of the aging nervous system.

Our accomplishments:

GRECC clinical staff with a Veteran patientThe 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.

Contact Info


    Room 4L-100
    One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Contact Number(s)

  • 612-467-2051

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.