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


A New Year’s Message of Thanks to Our Participants!

January 08, 2023 — Members of the ADRC team wish you a happy and healthy new year! We would like to start off 2023 by expressing how much we appreciate your ongoing participation. Transcript available in Spanish.

NACC 2023-2024 New Investigator Awards

December 07, 2022 — NACC is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 New Investigator Awards! Presented to ECI from across the ADRC Program. Deadline 1/17. Find info on new award track, how to apply, examples of potential research topics, and eligibility here.

November/December Newsletter

November 30, 2022 — Catch up on the latest news and opportunities!

William Banks honored with Viktor Mutt Lectureship Award

November 03, 2022 — Dr. William Banks, professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine)s was awarded for his outstanding work on the transportation of neuropeptides through the brain blood barrier and the study of their functional implication.

Upcoming Research Events

UW Division of Medical Genetics Seminar (Zoom): Long-read sequencing approaches to uncover risk and protective variants in Alzheimer’s disease

  Friday, February 3, 2023   12:30pm - 1:30pm

Register in Advance

Presenter: Paul Valdmanis, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, UW Department of Medicine

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Younger Onset Alzheimer's Resource and Education Day

  Saturday, February 11, 2023   10:00am - 3:30pm

Attend in person at the Memory Hub (1021 Columbia St,Seattle), online by Zoom, or hybrid at the Alzheimer's Association office (19031 33rd Ave W #301, Lynnwood)

A day of learning, connection and resources for people diagnosed with Alzheimer's before age 65 and their families. A free event.

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ADRC Seminar Series (Zoom): Charisse Winston-Gray, M.S., PhD (UC San Diego)

  Monday, April 10, 2023   12:00pm - 1:00pm


Title: TBA

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