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


December 11: Allen Institute Distinguished Seminar Series: Carlos Brody,  Princeton University, presents “Collicular circuits for executive control.”

December 04, 2019 — Carlos Brody, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor in Neuroscience at Princeton University, will explore decision-making processes and computational models of the superior colliculus. December 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Location: Allen Institute. Learn more and register.

Fall 2019 Dimensions Magazine is here

November 22, 2019 — The publication of the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center/ MBWC is available to read today, online or in hard copy. We cover major research findings about sleep and brain health, community events, new staff, and so much more.

Learn more about using ADC Biospecimen Research Resources

November 12, 2019 — Webinar: “Introduction to the NCRAD Biospecimens Online Catalog” on Monday, November 18 at 1-2pm PST. For more info & RSVP, click below.

Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Symposium November 12-13, 2019 Philadelphia, PA

October 31, 2019 — The ADRC's Dr. Brian Kraemer, PhD, will be presenting at the session titled Functional AD genomics and Validation of regulatory noncoding variants. Please find the full agenda at the link.

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