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


Upcoming May 9, 2019: MODEL-AD Annual Symposium - Modeling Across the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

April 24, 2019 — The May 9 MODEL-AD Annual #Alzheimers Symposium will focus on the study of risk and resilience w/ new animal models. The free event features speakers from the UW ADRC, Jackson labs, Rush University, Indiana University, and SageBio.

Allen Brain Distinguished Seminar Series:

April 10, 2019 — Register for the April 29th Allen Brain Inst. Distinguished Seminar Series Ivan Soltesz, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine. His lab focuses on nature of inhibition in the CNS, the synaptic and cellular organization of GABAergic microcircuits in the hippocampus under normal conditions and in temporal lobe epilepsy, using experimental and theoretical techniques.

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2019

April 03, 2019 — The new edition of Dimensions is full of exciting topics: Featured publications - Voice diagnostics - Busting myths about Alzheimer's treatments & diets - Diversity in research participation - Creating legacy while living with dementia - Poetry - Arts & Creativity Showcase - Dementia Awareness in WA State - and much more. Take a dive in! Click the link to read online and download. Hardcopies coming soon.

Upcoming Research Events