RECC Information for Trainees.

New England GRECC has two-sites located at the VA’s in Bedford and Boston.  Jonathan Bean, MD is the Director of the New England GRECC.



                            New England GRECC has three major areas of research:

            (1).  Innovative support and care coordination for aging Veterans; (2)                   Risk Identification across the lifespan; (3) Novel treatments to optimize wellbeing and independence.  Our research spans from basic science to the implementation of innovative clinical care. 

                             New England GRECC conducts staff and trainee education in             aging.  GRECC is home to the Advanced Fellowship in aging – intended               for clinicians who have completed their clinical training to focus protected time on research training.  In addition, GRECC funds 23 Associated Health Trainees across 11 disciplines.  We also work closely with our academic affiliates to develop geriatric medicine education at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine.  We provide education to rural providers and offer lectures and webinars open to all.



                           Clinical care for aging Veterans is provided through clinical               services such as Geriatrics.  In contrast, GRECC is charged to                         develop, evaluate, and disseminate new models of care.  At any one time we have 4-8 clinical innovation projects underway.  



                                     with us through the opportunities listed below!



What is a GRECC?

The VHA developed Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs) to attract scientists and health science students to the field of geriatrics in order to help increase the basic knowledge of aging, transmit this knowledge to health care providers, and improve the quality of care delivered to older adults. 

Access Aging Lectures in the GRECC Team App.  For a list of aging lectures you can attend locally and nationally please download “Team App” on your mobile device and request membership in Team GRECC.  Or, you can request membership via your desktop at teamapp.com.  If you are interested in attending an event you can click on it to receive more information about registration and to sync events with your mobile or desktop calendar.  


Apply for Advanced Fellowships:  We are home to advanced fellowships for physician, dentist and associated health trainees.  After completion of clinical training, fellows complete 1-2 years of additional training focusing on research under the close mentorship of a GRECC faculty member while contributing to clinical care.    


Work with Other Trainees interested in Aging.  GRECC trainees work in audiology, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, social work, speech, occupational therapy, optometry, and medicine.  As the care of the older adult is by necessity interprofessional, we encourage trainees to work across disciplines.  For example, you may invite trainees from other disciplines to present in your program’s didactics; ask to shadow another discipline in clinic; or work together on a quality improvement project.  Also join us at our annual spring conference for interprofessional trainees.  

For more information about these educational opportunities or to submit an educational event for the Team GRECC app please contact:  Jennifer.moye@va.gov.

GRECC Clinical & Educational Resources for Trainees and Staff (June 2018)

For more information about these educational opportunities or to submit an educational event for the Team GRECC app please contact:    Jennifer.moye@va.gov.

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