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


Announcing the Spring 2021 Round of the Royalty Research Fund grant program

January 15, 2021 — The Office of Research invites applications to the Spring 2021 round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) grant program. The purpose of the RRF is to advance new directions in research. Proposals are due Monday, March 1, by 5:00 PM. Awards will be announced by June 15, 2021.

New Round of Innovation Grants - The Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

January 13, 2021 — For the current round of funding, the Institute is looking for innovative uses of technology that have potential to improve access to behavioral health care. Letters of Interest are due February 26. Learn more at the link.

A New Year’s Message of Thanks to Our Research Participants

January 08, 2021 — The ADRC Clinical Core study team shares thoughts of gratitude and hope for 2021

Monday, Jan 11 ADRC Seminar: Integration of mouse and human studies for biomarker discovery in VCID (Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia)

January 07, 2021 — We welcome you to attend the next ADRC Seminar on Monday, January 11 at 12pm - 1pm. Presenter: Donna M. Wilcock, PhD, Assistant Dean of Biomedicine/ Associate Director, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging/ Robert P. and Mildred A. Moores Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease/ Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Upcoming Research Events