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James J. Peters VA Medical Center


VISN2 Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

The Veterans Health Administration initiated a strategy in the mid-1970's to focus attention on the aging veteran population to increase the basic knowledge of aging, to transmit that knowledge to healthcare providers and to improve the quality of care to the aged. A cornerstone of this strategy has been the development of Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs). The GRECCs are "centers of excellence" designed for the advancement and integration of research, education and clinical achievements in geriatrics and gerontology into the total VA healthcare system.

The VISN 2 Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC) is headquartered at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx and is affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and its Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

Faculty and Staff
Research, Education, Clinical & Fellowship Faculty and Other Staff

Palliative Care Fellowship
Overview & Application

Advanced Fellowship in Rural Geriatrics
Exciting Rural Geriatrics Fellowship Opportunity! The James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY, is currently recruiting for an Advanced Fellowship in Rural Geriatrics position. This is an innovative, one-year fellowship program that commences in July 2014. More information.

Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training (RITT) Program
RITT Brochure

VA Associated Health Training
The GRECC hosts trainees funded through the VA Associated Health Training Program in allied health fields such as nursing, social work, psychology, pharmacy, and audiology/speech pathology. VA Associated Health trainees have field placements at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center as well as other VA facilities in VISN 2. These trainees work in collaboration with Mount Sinai geriatric fellows, medical students, and medicine residents who rotate through the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. In addition to their clinical experience, the traineeship includes weekly interdisciplinary seminars and other educational opportunities. The seminars focus on geriatric care, palliative care, and interdisciplinary teamwork in a varied format including case analysis and interactive exercises.

Geriatrics Resources

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Resources

Geriatrics and Gerontology Resources

Palliative and Hospice Care Resources


Professional Organizations in Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care

Page Content Provider: Valerie Menocal

Contact Info


  • James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, GRECC, 4A-17
    Bronx, NY 10468
    Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH, GRECC Director; Valerie M. Menocal, BS, Administrative Officer

Contact Number(s)

  • 718-584-9000 Ext. 3800
  • 718-741-4211 Ext. fax

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm EST