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


Please read our COVID-19 Update for ADRC research participants

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


Oct. 1: University of Washington Nathan Shock Center Geroscience Annual Symposium

September 17, 2021 — Two Weeks Away! University of Washington Nathan Shock Center Geroscience Annual Symposium will be hosted by the UW NSC and UW Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute. Oct 1 from 8am-3:30pm PT (11am-6:30pm ET). Speakers and Registration (at above link).

Lewy Body Dementia Association Mentorship Program Award

September 16, 2021 — The goal of this program is to promote the continued development of newly trained clinician-researchers, or experienced clinician-researchers new to LBD, into world-class LBD investigators. This might include individuals with fellowship training in movement disorders, behavioral neurology, geriatric psychiatry, or geriatric medicine. The initiative focuses on the mentorship of young or experienced investigators committed to clinical research in the Lewy body dementia arena by seasoned, established LBD investigators. LBDA will award up to 4 awards of $4,000 (including up to a maximum of 10% indirect costs) for the mentee’s proposed project and/or mentee conference/travel costs. Mentors will receive a $2,000 honorarium.

Alzheimer’s Association grants - LOI due October 8

September 13, 2021 — Please explore the various research grants available from the Alzheimer’s Association!

Upcoming: NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Request for Applications for Demonstration Project Grants

September 07, 2021 — The NIA IMPACT Collaboratory plans to publish a Request for Applications (RFA) for Demonstration Project Grants on October 4, 2021. Letters of Intent are required and due no later than October 29, 2021. IMPACT will fund Demonstration Projects (maximum duration 24 months) designed as full-scale, Stage IV effectiveness embedded pragmatic clinical trials (ePCT) (based on the NIH Stage Model) that test, measure and evaluate the effect of a care delivery intervention program in a health care system for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners.

Upcoming Research Events