News in Science Updates

May 30, 2023

Spotlight on the ADRC Tau Working Group: a research incubator for generating ideas in neurodegenerative science

“What I get out of this group is the interdisciplinary connections and seeing how different people approach the same problem and how they think about it." - Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD, UW assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


April 14, 2023

‘Extremely successful’ study of King County seniors yields clues about dementia, aging

For the Pacific NW Magazine, Sandi Doughton interviews ADRC researchers working to finding ways to prevent declines in memory and thinking. They are part of a collaboration between UW Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, and the Allen Institute.

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April 06, 2023

Support Exciting Projects Today on Husky Giving Day!

Today, April 6th, is Husky Giving Day, the University of Washington’s 24-hour online giving challenge. Join us to support special projects that help the Memory Hub and UW Alzheimer's research, two defining endeavors of our Center.

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Categories: Science Updates, News, Dementia-Friendly Community


March 30, 2023

Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: Learn about the ADRC Development Project Awards 2023-2024

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 awardees of the ADRC Development Projects! These projects, led by faculty members, use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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March 09, 2023

New Insights on Sleep and Dementia Risk

Researchers in the Iliff Lab found that an erratic pattern of sleep over decades predicted cognitive decline, in an analysis of data from the Seattle Longitudinal Study.

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Categories: Science Updates, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month


February 28, 2023

Dementia Friends Washington - Spring 2023 Update

In fall of 2022, the UW MBWC launched Dementia Friends Washington at the Memory Hub. Learn about our progress since the launch and a new publication on the 2018-2019 pilot of this program.

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Categories: Science Updates, News, Dementia Friends, Dementia-Friendly Community


January 30, 2023

Discoveries Made Possible By You // Spring 2023

Explore these snapshots of current research at the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, spanning findings in genetics, neuropsychology, caregiving, and biomarker discovery.

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Categories: Science Updates, Caregiving, News


December 31, 2022

Remembering George M. Martin, MD, UW ADRC’s Founding Director

The ADRC leadership is saddened to share the news that George M. Martin, MD, Professor Emeritus, UW Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, passed away on December 17 at the age of 95. At the UW, where he has been a faculty member since 1957, he devoted his career to the development of genetic approaches to the study of aging and age-related diseases.

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Categories: Science Updates, Team Spotlights, News


November 29, 2022

MBWC Student Volunteer Izzy Anaya Carmona Awarded Clinical Outcome Based Research Honorable Mention in the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Research Poster Symposium

Izzy Anaya Carmona recently presented his work with the ADRC outreach team to the medical education community: Impacts of Latinx Community Outreach on Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge and Participation Interest

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Thomas J. Grabowski appointed to Endowed Professorship for Brain Health Innovations

Thomas J. Grabowski, MD, MBWC Director, has been named the inaugural holder of the Tim B. Engle Endowed Professorship for Brain Health Innovations supported by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions. In this role, Dr. Grabowski will help support the Institute’s efforts in the area of cognitive aging. This work will focus on strategies to promote brain wellness and resilience across the lifespan and to delay the effects of brain aging and degenerative brain diseases.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , News