Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), University of Washington


The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of a nationwide network of 30 research resource centers funded by the National Institute on Aging. ADRCs are major sources of discovery into the nature of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and into the development of more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis, care, and therapy. The UW ADRC contributes to the development of shared resources that support dementia-relevant research, and coordinates research efforts with other NIH-funded programs and investigators. UW ADRC resources are designed to facilitate and empower related research efforts at UW.

The UW ADRC is closely affiliated with the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center clinic and links the Seattle community with information and opportunities to participate in studies of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (Lewy Body dementia, and frontotemporal degeneration, and vascular dementia). Our busy outreach team is influential in promoting strengths-based reframing of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-friendly communities, and they organize and promote educational public talks and events and research seminars. We support outreach and culturally adapted Alzheimer’s disease programs for Indigenous communities and clinics. Join us!

Director: Dr. Thomas J. Grabowski, MD
Program Manager: Annika Noreen, PhD, PMP


2020 Young Investigator Research Grant - Blas Frangione Foundation

September 17, 2019 — This 2-year $100,000 grant aims to fund the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas, who have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of brain function in normal and diseased states. Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Call for Proposals! 2020-2021 UW ADRC Development Projects in Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Research

August 23, 2019 — The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is excited to announce the Request for Proposals for the 2020 - 2021 UW ADRC Development Projects, in the form of 3 - 4 projects of up to $50,000 each. The UW ADRC seeks proposals for projects that advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, FTD, and related dementias.

SEPT 20: The 1st Annual Geroscience Symposium of the UW Basic Biology of Aging

August 21, 2019 — Junior faculty, post docs, and graduate students are encouraged to attend this event in South Lake Union. Sessions include: Stem cells and Regenerative Capacity in Aging; Genetic and Epigenetics Alterations of Aging; Physiological Heterogeneity and Aging. Find flyer here.

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