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



July 18, 2019 — The UW ADRC and Partnerships for Native Health are proud to host S'Klallam elder Elaine Grinnell for our "Wisdom from our Elders - Storytelling" outreach event coming up on August 8.

New ADRD Research Education Resource: Mini-Course: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

July 11, 2019 — Watch the presentations of 4 experts from the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center/Memory and Brain Wellness Center on brain aging, clinical essentials, vascular dementia, and a new research framework for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. These talks were presented at the Native Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Meeting, hosted by the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) of Washington State University on April 29–30, 2019. Slide shows are visible in the video and available for download.

Upcoming: Kalispel Elder Health Day July 24th (Cusick, WA)

July 05, 2019 — Understanding Brain Health: Learn about how Alzheimer's disease affects to brain, interact with 3D brain model, and understand the science of searching for a cure. Elders are welcome to attend with their family members or partners. Lunch provided. Hosted by the UW ADRC and Partnerships for Native Health.

Upcoming Research Events