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


Deadline approaching 3/4/19: The Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) is seeking to fund pilot projects on Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults

February 12, 2019 — The RCCN will fund two or more pilot or developmental projects that involve NIA-sponsored research centers to foster research in area Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults including change in the behaviors of older adults, care givers, health care providers, health care delivery systems or neighborhoods. The RCCN has set aside $80,000 to fund at least 2 projects. Applications are due March 4, 2019 with awards announced by April 30, 2019.

Opportunity (Junior Faculty) - Annual research retreat on “Aging and Disease: The Biogerontology Interface” in Ann Arbor at U Michigan May 30- 31, 2019.

February 05, 2019 — Do you have a grant proposal on which you wish to receive advice? The goal of the research retreat is to assist talented junior faculty members to learn more about current problems and progress in the area of aging and disease, and to provide these scientists with candid feedback about their own research ideas.

2019-2020 Pilot Project Awards

January 30, 2019 — Three junior researchers have received funding for pilot projects that use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more:

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