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


Please read our COVID-19 Update for ADRC research participants

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


June Newsletter

June 30, 2021 — News and events from the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center/ UW ADRC!

COVID-19 Update for our Research Participants

June 29, 2021 — The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is completing Clinical Core longitudinal study visits and clinical trial visits with a combination of in-person, telephone, and virtual appointments. If you have questions or concerns, please email the study coordinator directly, or contact the research team at or 206-744-0588.

ADRC at June 25th Immunity in Community heath fair at POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network)!

June 25, 2021 — The UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will have a table at the Immunity in Community heath fair at POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network) on Rainier Ave in Seattle, Friday, June 25, 11:00 am- 3:30 pm! If you're in the area, stop by for info and resources for people living with memory loss and loved ones, and those curious about brain health and dementia.

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2021

May 06, 2021 — Amid the challenges our whole world has faced this past year, we have been impressed and inspired by efforts of our community members to make a difference in the world of dementia research, care, and advocacy. The Spring 2021 edition of Dimensions focuses on these efforts, and more!

Upcoming Research Events