About Us

Stationed in Durham and Chapel Hill, the Duke & UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is a dedicated collaboration between researchers, physicians, staff, and patients in Eastern North Carolina.

Our Center is committed to the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) through education and innovative research aimed at untangling the early- and mid-life contributors to AD as well as how factors such as culture, environment, or societal inequalities may contribute to the development and experience of AD.

Our Center is divided up into six different Cores: Administration; Biomarkers; Clinical; Data Management & Statistics (DMS); Neuropathology; Outreach, Recruitment & Education (ORE); and Research Education Component (REC).

A central activity of our center is the Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Memory & Aging Study. The study’s mission is to discover the impacts that biology, environment, and social factors (such as race/ethnicity or rural vs. urban living) have on normal and diseased brain aging.

Beyond Duke & UNC, the ADRC is also comprised of our partner institutions at North Carolina Central University, Eastern North Carolina University, and Chapel Hill – Pembroke. With their collaboration, we engage early career scholars in AD research – supporting the next generation of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia experts.


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