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The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) at major medical institutions across the U.S.

What do the ADCs do?

ADC Article Database

Find an Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC): Click on a city name in the map below or browse the list of ADCs by state.

Image map of United States: see below for listings by state

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What do the ADCs do?

The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer’s Disease Centers (ADCs) at major medical institutions across the Nation. Researchers at these Centers are working to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients while, at the same time, focusing on the program’s long-term goal—finding a way to cure and possibly prevent AD.

Areas of investigation range from the basic mechanisms of AD to managing the symptoms and helping families cope with the effects of the disease. Center staff conduct basic, clinical, and behavioral research and train scientists and health care providers who are new to AD research.

Although each center has its own unique area of emphasis, a common goal of the ADCs is to enhance research on AD by providing a network for sharing new ideas as well as research results. Collaborative studies draw upon the expertise of scientists from many different disciplines.

For patients and families affected by AD, the ADCs offer:

  • Diagnosis and medical management (costs may vary—centers may accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance).
  • Information about the disease, services, and resources.
  • Opportunities for volunteers to participate in drug trials, support groups, clinical research projects, and other special
    programs for volunteers and their families.

Some ADCs have satellite facilities which offer diagnostic and treatment services and research opportunities in underserved, rural, and minority communities.

National NIA-funded AD resources are listed at the end of the directory.

For more information, contact any of the centers in the directory below.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Daniel Marson, J.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sparks Research Center
1720 7th Avenue South, Ste. 650K
Birmingham, AL 35233-7340
Website: www.uab.edu/adc
Information Line: 205-934-3847
Director's e-mail: dmarson@uab.edu
Director's Tel: 205-934-2334
Director's Fax: 205-975-3094

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Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center/Sun Health Research Institute

Eric Reiman, M.D., Director
Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center
Banner Alzheimer's Institute
901 E. Willeta Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Website: www.azalz.org/
Information Line: 602-239-6525
Director's e-mail: eric.reiman@bannerhealth.com
Director's Tel: 602-239-6999
Director's Fax: 602-239-6253

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University of California, Davis

Charles S. DeCarli, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
University of California, Davis Medical Center
4860 Y Street, Suite 3700
Sacramento, CA 95817-4540
Website: http://alzheimer.ucdavis.edu
Information Line: 916-734-5496
Director's e-mail: cdecarli@ucdavis.edu
Fax: 916-734-6525

University of California, Irvine

Carl W. Cotman, Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of California, Irvine
Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility, Rm. 1113
Irvine, CA 92697-4540
Website: www.alz.uci.edu
Information Line: 949-824-5847
Director's e-mail: cwcotman@uci.edu
Director's Tel: 949-824-5847
Director's Fax: 949-824-2071

University of California, Los Angeles

Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
10911 Weyburn Avenue, Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769
Website: www.adc.ucla.edu
Information Line: 310-794-3665
Director's e-mail: jcummings@mednet.ucla.edu
Director's Tel: 310-794-3665
Director's Fax: 310-794-3148

University of California, San Diego

Douglas R. Galasko, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Neurosciences
UCSD School of Medicine
9500 Gilman Drive (0948)
La Jolla, CA 92093-0948
Website: http://adrc.ucsd.edu
Information Line: 858-622-5800
ADC e-mail: adrc@ucsd.edu
Director's e-mail: dgalasko@ucsd.edu
Center Fax: 858-622-1017

University of California, San Francisco

Bruce Miller, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of California, San Francisco, Box 1207
350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 905
San Francisco, CA 94143-1207
Website: http://memory.ucsf.edu
Information Line: 415-476-6880
ADC e-mail: adrc@memory.ucsf.edu
Director's e-mail: bmiller@memory.ucsf.edu
Director's Tel: 415-476-5569
Director's Fax: 415-476-4800

University of Southern California

Helena Chui, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of Southern California
Health Consultation Center
1510 San Pablo Street, HCC643
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Website: www.usc.edu/dept/gero/ADRC
Information Line: 323-442-7600
ADC e-mail: uscadrc@usc.edu
Director's e-mail: chui@usc.edu
Director's Tel: >323-442-7686
Director's Fax: 323-442-7689

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Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center/Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute

Huntington Potter, Ph.D., Director
Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
4001 East Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613
Website: www.floridaadrc.org
Information Line: 1-866-700-7773 (toll free)
Director's email: hpotter@byrdinstitute.org
Director's Tel: 813-866-1600
Director's Fax: 813-866-1601

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Emory University

Allan I. Levey, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
Wesley Woods Health Center, 3rd Floor
1841 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Website: www.med.emory.edu/ADC
Information Line: 404-728-6950
Director's e-mail: alevey@emory.edu
Director's Tel: 404-727-7220
Fax: 404-727-3999

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Northwestern University

M.-Marsel Mesulam, M.D., Director
Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
675 N St. Claire, Galter 20-100
Chicago, IL 60611
Website: www.brain.northwestern.edu
Information Line: 312-908-9339
Director's e-mail: mmesulam@northwestern.edu
Director's Tel: 312-908-9339
Director's Fax: 312-908-8789

Rush University Medical Center

David A. Bennett, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
Rush University Medical Center
Armour Academic Center
600 South Paulina Street, Suite 1028
Chicago, IL 60612
Website: www.rush.edu/radc
Information Line: 312-942-3333
Director's e-mail: dbennett@rush.edu
Center's Fax: 312-563-4605

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Indiana University

Bernardino Ghetti, M.D., Director
Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
635 Barnhill Drive, MS-A-138
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120
Website: http://iadc.iupui.edu
Information Line: 317-278-5500
ADC e-mail: iadc@iupui.edu
Director's e-mail: bghetti@iupui.edu
Director's Tel: 317-274-7818
Director's Fax: 317-274-4882

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University of Kentucky

William R. Markesbery, M.D., Director
University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Rm. 101
800 South Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40536-0230
Website: www.mc.uky.edu/coa/
Information Line: 859-323-6040
Director's e-mail: wmark0@email.uky.edu
Fax: 859-323-2866

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The Johns Hopkins University

Donald L. Price, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Division of Neuropathology
The Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions
558 Ross Research Building
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205-2196
Website: www.alzresearch.org
Information Line: 410-502-5164
Director's e-mail: priced@jhmi.edu
Director's Tel: 410-502-5169
Director's Fax: 410-955-9777

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Boston University

Neil William Kowall, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
Bedford VA Medical Center
GRECC Program (182B)
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Website: www.bu.edu/alzresearch
Information Line: 1-888-458-2823 (toll free)
ADC e-mail: decart@bu.edu
Director's e-mail: nkowall@bu.edu
Director's Tel: 781-687-2632
Director's Fax: 781-687-3515

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Bradley T. Hyman, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
114 16th Street, Room 2009
Charlestown, MA 02129
Website: http://madrc.org
Information Line: 617-726-3987
Director's e-mail: b_hyman@helix.mgh.harvard.edu
Director's Tel: 617-726-2299
Director's Fax: 617-724-1480

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University of Michigan

Sid Gilman, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Neurology
300 North Ingalls, Room 3D15
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0489
Website: www.med.umich.edu/alzheimers
Information Line: 734-764-2190
ADC e-mail: neuro-ADresearch@med.umich.edu
Director's e-mail: sgilman@umich.edu
Director's Tel: 734-936-1808
Director's Fax: 734-763-1752

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Mayo Clinic

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
4111 Highway 52 North
Rochester, MN 55901
Website: http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/alzheimers_center
Information Line: 507-284-1324
ADC e-mail: mayoADC@mayo.edu
Director's e-mail: peter8@mayo.edu
Director's Tel: 507-538-0487
Director's Fax: 507-284-6012
Main Fax: 507-538-0878

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Washington University

John C. Morris, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
4488 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 130
St. Louis, MO 63108-2293
Website: http://alzheimer.wustl.edu
Information Line: 314-286-2881
Director's e-mail: morrisj@abraxas.wustl.edu
Director's Tel: 314-286-2881
Director's Fax: 314-286-2763

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New York

Columbia University

Michael L. Shelanski, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Center
630 West 168th Street, P&S 15-402
New York, NY 10032
Website: www.alzheimercenter.org
Information Line: 212-305-1818
Director's e-mail: mls7@columbia.edu
Director's Tel: 212-305-3300
Director's Fax: 212-305-5498

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Mary Sano, Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1230
New York, NY 10029-6574
Website: www.mssm.edu/psychiatry/adrc
Information Line: 212-241-8329
Director's e-mail: mary.sano@mssm.edu
Director's Tel: 718-741-4228
Fax: 718-562-9120

New York University

Steven H. Ferris, Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
New York University
ADRC, Millhauser Labs
560 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Website: www.med.nyu.edu/adc
Information Line: 212-263-8088
Director's e-mail: steven.ferris@med.nyu.edu
Director's Tel: 212-263-5703
Director's Fax: 212-263-6991

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North Carolina

Duke University Medical Center

Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, Ph.D., Director
Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
2200 West Main Street
Suite A-200
Durham, NC 27705
Website: http://adrc.mc.duke.edu
Information Line: 1-866-444-2372 (toll free)
Director's e-mail: kwe@duke.edu
Director's Tel: 919-668-1553
Director's Fax: 919-668-0828

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Oregon Health and Science University

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., Director
Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center CR 131
Oregon Health and Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Website: www.ohsu.edu/research/alzheimers
Information Line: 503-494-6976
Director's e-mail: kaye@ohsu.edu
Director's Tel: 503-494-6976
Director's Fax: 503-494-7499

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University of Pennsylvania

John Q. Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
HUP, Maloney 3rd Floor
36th and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Website: www.uphs.upenn.edu/ADC
Information Line: 215-662-7810
Director's e-mail: trojanow@mail.med.upenn.edu
Director's Tel: 215-662-4708
Director's Fax: 215-349-5909

University of Pittsburgh

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Neurology
3471 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 811
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
Website: www.adrc.pitt.edu
Information Line: 412-692-2700
Director's e-mail: dekoskyst@upmc.edu
Center's Fax: 412-692-2710

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University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

Roger N. Rosenberg, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Neurology
University of Texas SW Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-9036
Website: www.utsouthwestern.edu/alzheimers/research
Information Line: 214-648-9394
Director's e-mail: roger.rosenberg@UTsouthwestern.edu
Director's Tel: 214-648-3239
Fax: 214-648-6824

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University of Washington

Murray Raskind, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Mental Health Services, S-116
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
Website: http://depts.washington.edu/adrcweb
Information Line: 206-277-3281
Director's e-mail: murray.raskind@med.va.gov
Fax: 206-768-5456

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Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)

The ADCS conducts clinical trials on promising compounds designed to improve cognitive functioning, slow the rate of decline, or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive - 0949
La Jolla, CA 92093-0949
Website: http://adcs.ucsd.edu
Information Line: 858-622-5880

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

The Center provides information, free publications, and referrals.

PO Box 8259
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
Website: www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers
Information Line: 1-800-438-4380 (toll free)
E-mail: adear@nia.nih.gov
Fax: 301-495-3334

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center

The Center coordinates data collection and fosters collaborative research among ADCs.

Walter Kukull, Ph.D., Director
National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
4311 11th Avenue NE, #300
Seattle, WA 98105
Website: www.alz.washington.edu
Information Line: 206-543-8637
E-mail: naccmail@u.washington.edu
Fax: 206-616-5927

National Cell Repository for Alzheimer's Disease

The Repository maintains a database of family histories and medical records and provides genetic researchers with cell lines and/or DNA samples.

Tatiana Foroud, Ph.D., Director
Indiana University Medical Center
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
975 West Walnut Street, Room IB-130
Indianapolis IN 46202-5251
Website: www.ncrad.org
Information Line: 1-800-526-2839 (toll free)
E-mail: alzstudy@iupui.edu
Fax: 317-274-2387

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