Guiding Principles for Diversity

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the core of our scientific discovery, community outreach and daily work. In partnership with Black Leaders for Brain Health (BLBH), we strive toward a future where the Black community, which is one of the communities most affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), is included in our successes in preventing and treating these diseases. We approach our work with the following underlying values and ideals: 

  • We believe scientific discoveries should benefit everyone — but especially those most affected by the disease
  • We strive to be responsive to our community partners 
  • We value research participants as crucial collaborators who make discoveries possible
  • We prioritize creating a culturally safe experience for research participants
  • We promote rapid, impactful scientific discoveries by collaborating with scientists and educators worldwide to reduce suffering caused by dementia 
  • We seek to be a trusted source of information on ways to maintain health and well-being
  • We commit to creating an anti-racist workplace that is mindful and welcoming of individual identities
  • We invest in training the next generation of scientists and clinicians from the communities with whom we partner