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


ADRC’s Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD will present at the March 4 UW Pathology Grand Rounds

February 11, 2020 — Title: Resistance and Resilience to Alzheimer's Disease: Pathology in a Community-Based Cohort. Flyer at link.

February 3, 4pm: Toward Precision Medicine Seminar with Dr. Julie Saugstad, PhD

January 28, 2020 — We are excited to host Dr. Saugstad for her talk: MicroRNA Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease: Performance in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Traumatic Brain Injury on Monday, February 3, 2020 4:00-5:00 pm. Harborview Medical Center's Ninth and Jefferson Building NJ1007 (10th floor conference room).

Alzheimer’s DIsease Training Program: 2020 RFA for post-doc positions

January 22, 2020 — The UW ADTP Program has 1-2 post-doc positions currently available (starting no later than April 16) for a trainee interested in pursuing a career in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research. Application deadline is January 27, 2020. Learn more.

Students: Apply now to be a STAR at NIA’s summer research training program!

January 22, 2020 — The NIA welcomes highly motivated students to NIH to immerse themselves in a unique experience: NIA's Summer Training in Aging Research (STAR) Program. Learn more from past participants about how the Program broadened their career horizons, and then be sure to apply by February 1 (high school students) and March 1 (college, medical school and graduate students)! Read the full blog post.

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