VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

The U-M Geriatrics Center and Division of Geriatric & Palliative Medicine are 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. To learn more, click here.

Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center

Ann Arbor GRECC - Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) (

The goals of the Ann Arbor GRECC are 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.

GRECC Director
Neil Alexander, MD

Associate Director - Research
Roger Albin, MD

Associate Director - Education and Evaluation
Caroline Vitale, MD

Associate Director - Clinical
Christine Cigolle, MD

VA Section Chief of Geriatrics
Robert Hogikyan, MD