The ADRC program
The National Institute on Aging/NIH currently funds 37 ADRCs across the United States. The Centers work to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care and find ways to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each has its own research focus and recruitment protocol. However, the Centers are all required to involve their entire clinic enrollment in the Uniform Data Set (UDS) study and submit these data to NACC.
The Centers are organized in "cores" (Administrative; Clinical; Data Management & Statistics; Neuropathology; Outreach, Recruitment and Education; and Biomarker) and "components" (Research Education Component).
For more information on the ADRC Program, please visit the NIA website.