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


ISCRM Public Forum Jan. 9th: Repairing the Failing Brain

November 13, 2018 — Mark your calendar! Jan 9th: The UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine presents a public forum on stem cell science and the potential for new treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. The featured panelists include researchers from UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center/ADRC and collaborators.

Dr. Dedra Buchwald to lead new Center for Alzheimer’s Research in Native People

November 06, 2018 — The NIA recently funded a center to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in Native populations. To address health disparities, the new center will recruit and mentor junior and midlevel scientists interested in pursuing research on Alzheimer’s disease in Native populations, with a special focus on investigators and others from underrepresented minority groups. The project will be a collaboration between WSU/UW ADRC, UC Denver, and Stanford..

NACC New Investigator Award FY2019

October 23, 2018 — The 2019 New Investigator Award provides up to $135,000 (including indirect costs) to support early-career investigators as they pursue research in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Letter of intent due 11/19/2018. Application due 01/21/2019

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