The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s mission is to improve the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease by facilitating innovative science that targets the prevention and treatment of the disease. It combines academic, clinical, and research expertise from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Health, and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.
The Wisconsin ADRC was established in 2009 with funding from a National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging grant for Alzheimer’s Research Centers (P30-AG534255). It is one of about 30 National Institute on Aging (NIA)-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Centers across the United States, the only one in Wisconsin, and the only one in the nation focused on geriatric medicine. The Wisconsin ADRC is part of a national strategy to combat Alzheimer’s disease and find a cure by 2025.
The investigators at the Wisconsin ADRC are working to identify early signs of the disease and its causes in order to better understand why Alzheimer’s disease occurs and finds ways to prevent, slow, or halt its progression. Our doctors and scientists conduct investigations through basic science, clinical, and health services research programs. Their work is supported by resources collected and maintained by the Wisconsin ADRC, including a registry of research volunteers, biomarker databases, and advanced neuroimaging services. The Wisconsin ADRC also sponsors an Developmental Projects program that encourages innovative Alzheimer’s disease research at the University of Wisconsin. The exceptional academic and scientific communities on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus provide further opportunities for innovative partnerships.