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


Request for Proposals for the 2024-2025 Development Projects

September 08, 2023 — The UW ADRC offers one-year development projects that use its resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related degenerative dementias. In the 2024- 2025 period, the UW ADRC will fund 3-4 projects with a budget of up to $50,000 each.

Collaborating for a Dementia-Friendly Washington: Moving Forward Together - Sept. 19-20, 2023

August 23, 2023 — Are you interested in making your community more respectful, understanding and inclusive of people with dementia and their families? Join us for "Collaborating for a Dementia-Friendly Washington: Moving Forward Together" - Washington's premiere virtual conference on building dementia-friendly communities!

George Martin Memorial Geoscience Symposium 2023: Sept 11 and 12

July 14, 2023 — Join the UW Nathan Shock Center for the George Martin Memorial Geoscience Symposium. See flyer.

Accepting Applications for the William H. Gates Sr. Fellowship from the AD Data Initiative

May 15, 2023 — The William H. Gates, Sr. Fellowship from the AD Date Initiative is now accepting applications for a two-year fellowship program ($100,000 support) to explore data from human studies and make new discoveries in the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias field. Please see the website at link below for further details. The application deadline is 11 pm PT on Sunday June 11, 2023.

Upcoming Research Events

ADRC Seminar Series: Katherine Prater, PhD

  Monday, October 9, 2023   12:00pm - 1:00pm

Katherine Prater, PhD, Acting Instructor, UW Department of Neurology presents: Investigating microglial subpopulations and resilience to Alzheimer’s disease

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Community Research Update by Michael Rosenbloom, MD

  Wednesday, October 11, 2023   2:00pm - 4:30pm

Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Please join us for an afternoon presentation led by Dr. Rosenbloom about current research studies at the UW ADRC and how to become involved, hosted by the UW ADRC and Greenwood Senior Center.

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ADRC CPC Clinicopathological Correlation Conference [ZOOM]

  Friday, November 17, 2023   9:00am - 10:00am


A presentation of case studies and discussion of new insights into the relationship between neuropathology, genetics, clinical disease manifestation.

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