Scientists want to learn more about the diseases that cause memory loss and dementia. Our center is looking for a variety of people who are willing to partner with us in Alzheimer's research. We think of study participants as our partners in the effort to find a prevention for neurological conditions that lead to dementia. New opportunities for studies or clinical trials appear over time, and these may involve different groups of patients. The goals of these studies may be to:
►Help us understand more about how these diseases change the brain
►Help us understand what triggers these changes
►Test treatments that may prevent or delay these changes
ADRC Research Inquiries
Phone: 206-744-0588 or 855-744-0588 (toll-free) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Harborview Medical Center 325 9th Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
Clinical Trials & Studies - Currently Enrolling
Veterans interested in traumatic brain injury (TBI) research
Research hotline: 206-277-5566 or toll free at 800-329-8387 x65566
Brain donation is the most precious and valuable gift that a patient and family can give, with unique benefits. A brain autopsy provides a family with a definitive neuropathological diagnosis of a loved one and an explanation of the symptoms. Importantly, the samples allow researchers to study the link between brain aging and neurodegeneration, and to perform analyses that will identify molecular targets for early detection, treatments, and cures. Please see the below options for brain donation and autopsy services.
Brain Donation to the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (requires participation in study)
The UW ADRC primarily accepts brain donations from currently enrolled ADRC research participants and a limited number of non-ADRC research subjects.
For help in determining your eligibility, please contact the Keene research lab (email@example.com)
Non-Research Brain Autopsy Inquiries
Visit the UW Medicine Pathology Brain Autopsy page for information on how to arrange a brain autopsy for postmortem characterization of various neurological diseases, done on a case-by-case basis by the UW Neuropathology lab.
For questions, please contact the Keene research lab (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For members of the public interested in brain donation for research, please explore these further options:
The Pacific Northwest Brain Donor Network
The UW ADRC Neuropathology Core runs a brain bank with the goal of helping researchers to understand the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on active-duty military members and veterans. Veterans can begin helping now by enrolling today, even though the tissue donation may occur many years from now.
Families and military veterans interested in the Pacific Northwest Brain Donor Network, please contact our staff at email@example.com.
If you would like to make a financial gift to help the ADRC sustain this unique brain donor network, please visit our donations page and include a note about your specific interest in the ADRC Neuropathology Core.
If you would like to make a financial gift to help the ADRC sustain brain banking, please visit our Donations page and include a note about your specific interest in the ADRC Neuropathology Core.
Dr. Dirk Keene, leader of the ADRC Neuropathology Core, talks to King5 News about how he thinks that neuropathological research will lead to ways to protect football players and athletes in contact sports from the cognitive impacts of brain injury.