The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center supports researchers in their pursuit of answers that will lead to improved diagnosis and care for patients while, at the same time, focusing on the program’s long-term goal — finding a way to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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Headshots of Drs. Ozioma Okonkwo and Ira Frahmand alongside the National Institutes  of Health logo and UW crest
Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, and Ira Frahmand, PhD, have received a five-year, $3.9 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A headshot of Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN alongside the UW crest and Alzheimer's Association logo
Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, received an Advancing Research on Care and Outcome Measurement (ARCOM) Award from the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, surgeon general of the United States, released a report earlier this month that highlights loneliness as an urgent public health concern and calls attention to the importance of social connection.
Aerial image of University Hospital in Madison, WI
As the availability of COVID-19 vaccines expanded, the Clinical Core study team resumed in-person study visits. In-person visits are critical to our research because of the meaningful data they provide. Additionally, we encourage study partners to come with research participants for at least part of each visit.
Three older women look out at the lake or sea, their backs facing the camera
The new study conducted by Tobey Betthauser, PhD, and scientists at Harvard Medical School may suggest earlier age at menopause and the late initiation of HT after menopause begins are important sex-specific risk factors. 
photo of Research Day poster session in the Discovery Building at the UW-Madison campus
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center hosted its annual Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias Research Day on April 17, 2023. More than 300 people attended the event in person or online.
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