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Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center



The University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (UW ADRC) has been committed to helping advance Alzheimer’s research for over thirty years. Our Center has a specific focus on a precision medicine approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This means that we seek to advance research in genetic risk, develop neuroimaging markers and biomarkers for preclinical detection, and discover novel therapeutics that can be tailored to address the underlying molecular causes of an individual’s disease. Our basic science and clinical studies strive toward precision medicine strategies that improve the care, functioning, and quality of life of both patients and caregivers. UW ADRC investigators are basic scientists and clinicians who partner with fellows, volunteer research participants, community partners, and scientific collaborators locally, nationally, and internationally. Through its growing network, the UW ADRC continues its education and training mission to develop the careers of new Alzheimer’s investigators and to enhance the education of professionals and the public on the nature of Alzheimer’s disease with the ultimate goal of hastening the day of precision medicine for Alzheimer’s disease.

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