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


A History of Huntington’s Disease and Beyond: An Interview with Dr. Tom Bird

June 12, 2019 — History News Network interviews UW ADRC's Dr. Tom Bird, a medical pioneer in Huntington's disease, an inherited neurodegenerative condition. Dr. Bird talks about his new book Can You Help Me?, medical ethics, clinical compassion, and many intriguing patient stories.

Read: New ADRC publication helps explain why some brains are resilient, or can function normally despite Alzheimer’s disease.

June 10, 2019 — Latimer et al. Resistance and resilience to Alzheimer's disease pathology are associated with reduced cortical pTau and absence of limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy in a community-based cohort. Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2019 7:9

6/3: ADRC welcomes Dr. Pierre Mourad, PhD, as the next Towards Precision Medicine seminar speaker

June 03, 2019 — Towards use of transcranial, near-diagnostic ultrasound to treat dementia

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