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


Upcoming 2/13 Special Pathology Presents Lecture: Alzheimer’s pathophysiology: From region vulnerability to retromer.

January 16, 2019 — Dr. Scott Small, MD, is the director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Departments of Neurology, Radiology, and Psychiatry at Columbia University.

NCRAD-NIAGADS Newsletter for January 2019

January 16, 2019 — Featured topics: Annual Sample Distribution Reports, Annual ADC Conference Calls, ADC Biomarker Initiative Supplement, NIAGADS Genomics Database v 3.3 Now Available, Additional New ADSP Data Released.

ISCRM Public Forum Jan. 9th: Repairing the Failing Brain

January 04, 2019 — Mark your calendar! Jan 9th: The UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine presents a public forum on stem cell science and the potential for new treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. The featured panelists include researchers from UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center/ADRC and collaborators.

Upcoming Research Events