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Clinical Core

Physician with patientGoals and Activities:

  • Assemble and follow a well-characterized diverse group of normal and cognitively impaired participants with standardized medical, neurologic, and neuropsychological evaluations.
  • Facilitate the acquisition of biospecimens (blood and CSF), sensory and motor data, brain imaging and novel biomarkers from the participants.
  • Provide participants and data to Duke and UNC investigators and the national Alzheimer’s disease research community for further investigation.

Diverse group of smiling people, young and old.Join Our Study:

The Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Memory & Aging Study works to identify the biological factors involved in normal brain aging and disease with the help of a diverse group of young and older people with and without memory impairments.
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Patient ungoing testing ADRC participants


Core Leader:

Richard O'Brien MD, PhD

Richard O’Brien, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Neurology, Duke University
Disque D. Deane University Distinguished Professor of Neurology
(919) 668-2879

Associate Core Leaders:

Kim Johnson, MD

Kim G. Johnson, MD

Geriatric Psychiatrist, Duke

Heidi Roth, MD

Heidi Roth, MD

Associate Professor, UNC

Junior Associate Core Leader:

Andrew John Liu, MD, MS

Andy Liu, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Duke
Data Management Core Liaison

Clinical Care GroupFaculty:


Carolina Quiroga, MD, MBA Carolina Quiroga, MD, MBA
Clinical Research Coordinator