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


Call for applications for the 2022-2023 New Investigator Awards from NACC. Letter of Intent due December 17, 2021!

November 19, 2021 — New Investigator Awards are open to all ADRC-affiliated researchers. This funding opportunity was developed to support new and early-career investigators, as they further their career development in Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) research. NACC has extended the deadline for the New Investigator Awards Letter of Intent until December 17, 2021! The full application is still due January 21st.

Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for NIA-VA Mentored Physician-Scientist Award in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD)

November 02, 2021 — The IK2 award supported by the VA will provide up to $65,000 per year for clinician salary, travel expenses, and limited support for research supplies. Learn more at the link.

October 2021 Newsletter

October 29, 2021 — News and events from the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center/ADRC!

The UW ADRC is proud to be a sponsor of the Sea Mar Community Health Centers 2021 Latino Health Forum

October 26, 2021 — The UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is proud to be a sponsor of the Sea Mar Community Health Centers 2021 Latino Health Forum. Starts tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27! We're excited to share our Spanish language resources there in partnership with the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center.

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