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


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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


Upcoming: ADRC Seminar Series December 14th, 12 pm - 1pm

December 01, 2020 — Join UCSF's James Rini, MD, MPH for the December 14th ADRC Seminar Series presentation: "VR. Neurology or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Teleneurology." He will speak on the topic of immersive virtual reality diagnostic tools to improve screening, clinical management, and research of neurodegenerative conditions. More info at the link.

Announcing the UW ADRC’s 35th Anniversary Edition of Dimensions Magazine

November 30, 2020 — This special project explores the foundation built by the early researchers and team members of our Center and the fruitful avenues of current research and community work that grow from it today. View the project.

Learn about the IMPACT-AD Informational Webinar

November 19, 2020 — December 15, 2020, 12-pm PT: The Institute on Methods and Protocols for Advancement of Clinical Trials in ADRD (IMPACT-AD) is a novel multidisciplinary Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias clinical trial training program ( In preparation for this year’s application cycle, IMPACT-AD is hosting a webinar interested in the course to learn more about the training program and to have questions answered by the course co-directors Joshua Grill, PhD and Rema Raman, PhD.

Recent Center Newsletter

October 01, 2020 — Monthly news, events, and updates from the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

Upcoming Research Events