Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), University of Washington


The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of 33 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 ADRC links the Seattle community with information and opportunities to participate in clinical trials and studies of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Our outreach team is influential in promoting strengths-based reframing of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-friendly communities, and they organize and promote educational talks and events and research seminars. We support outreach and culturally adapted Alzheimer’s disease programs for Hispanic/Latino communities and Indigenous communities and clinics. The ADRC is closely affiliated with the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center clinic and Memory Hub community center. Join us!

Director: Dr. Thomas J. Grabowski, MD
Program Manager: Annika Noreen, PhD, PMP


Announcing the 2024-2025 ADRC Development Project awardees

February 07, 2024 — Awardees include Jeanne Gallée, PhD, CCC-SLP, Gregory del Zoppo, MD, Nicole Liachko, PhD, and Briana Meyer, PhD. Learn more at the link.

A 2024 New Year’s Update and Thank You to UW ADRC research participants

January 31, 2024 — Members of the ADRC team wish you a happy and healthy new year! We would like to update you on our progress and express how much we appreciate your ongoing participation. Enjoy this video! Spanish translation included.

Enjoy Dimensions Magazine for Fall/Winter 2023!

November 27, 2023 — In this Issue: Getting to Know: Dr. Michael Rosenbloom, Leader of MBWC Clinical Trials | Sleep Apnea Treatment for Dementia Prevention |Research Findings & Alzheimer’s Conference Highlights | Crossword Puzzle Brain Workout | Caregiver Stories | Highlights from the Knight ADRC Conference ‘Enhancing Participation by Minoritized Groups in AD/ADRD Research | Shared Outdoor Adventures for Resilience| Remembering Dr. Ka’imi Alohilani Sinclair (1962-2022)

2024 New Investigator Awards

October 22, 2023 — In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC) is pleased to announce the expanded New Investigator Award Program. This year we have 10 awards, each offering $135,000 in direct costs. Additionally, through a collaboration with the REC Steering Committee, new investigators will have the option to 'Request a Mentor' for guidance during the application process.

Upcoming Research Events

ADRC Seminar Series: Su-In Lee, PhD, Professor, the Paul G. Allen Professor of Computer Science, UW

  Monday, May 13, 2024   12:00pm - 1:00pm


Explainable AI for health: where we are and how to move forward

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Free Dementia Education: Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

  Tuesday, June 18, 2024   1:00pm - 2:30pm

The Memory Hub, 1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104

Each month, the Alzheimer's Association will host a free in-person education program on a topic related to Alzheimer's and other dementias.

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