GRECC Connect Site - Durham, NC

Team Members

Cathleen Colón-Emeric, MD, MHS

Dr. Colón-Emeric currently serves as Associate Director for Clinical in the Durham VA GRECC, staff physician and researcher with over 20 years of experience in Geriatrics. She is the Director of the GRECC Connect program in Durham and serves a as a provider for the program.

Mamata Yanamadala, MBBS

Dr. Yanamadala is a geriatrician with a duel appointment at the Durham VAMC and Duke University Medical Center. She has unique training in the field of healthcare quality improvement and education. She serves as a provider for the program and director of the education series.

Christy Knight, LCSW, MSW

Ms. Knight has 15+ years of experience as a medical social worker, most of which in the field of geriatrics. She conducts all of the pre-assessment interviews with patients and family members providing invaluable background information for providers.

Point of Contact: Julie Vognsen; Email: Julie.Vognsen@va.govContact number: 1-919-286-0411  ext. 7265


Durham staff photos

Highlights of modalities and implementations

CVT Geriatrics Consults

  • Special clinic room at CBOCs
    • Telehealth presenter with patient
  • Prior caregiver telephone assessment
    • Caregiver training during visit if needed
  • Reduces patient burden by saving driving time
Doctor in front of monitor performing remote diagnostics

Regional presentations and publications

Geographic scope and accessibility of a centralized, electronic consult program for patients with recent fracture (Author Manuscript) read here.

Other related programs

ROPES: Rural Osteoporosis Evaluation Service- VISN 6 evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis after incident fracture. E-Consults and Bone Health Nurse patient follow-up.

Map of GRECC Connect Center and Affiliated Sites

Map of Durham GRECC/Site centers
Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2019, 4:23 PM