Alzheimer's Disease

Collaboration

At IU School of Medicine, collaboration is key to solving Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Dementia research programs and investigators here share resources to support and facilitate research at the school, the university and beyond.

The school’s education programs are exposing the next generation of physicians and investigators to innovations in molecular biology, genetics, neuropathology, and imaging technologies. IU School of Medicine is developing new researchers specifically trained to discover innovative approaches to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Internationally recognized, world-class faculty researchers

Liana G. Apostolova, MD

Liana G. Apostolova, MD

Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research
Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Shannon L. Risacher

Shannon L. Risacher

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Frederick W. Unverzagt, PhD

Frederick W. Unverzagt, PhD

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center

A major component of the Alzheimer’s disease research program at IU School of Medicine is the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, a multidisciplinary research program intensely committed to the U.S. National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer disease by 2025. Major activities include innovative research on causes, early detection and treatment, including both pharmacological and non-drug approaches as well as interventions for caregivers and educational programs for researchers and members of the community. The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center is part of a network of centers and programs working to rapidly find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Research Programs

Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center

Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center

Many Alzheimer investigators and programs at IU School of Medicine are affiliated with Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, where shared resources advance meaningful progress.
Center for Neuroimaging

Center for Neuroimaging

The Center for Neuroimaging at IU School of Medicine uses advanced-imaging technologies to further the understanding of brain structure and function through the study of healthy individuals, clinical populations, and translational models.
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute is advancing knowledge of the brain and behavior through research and training programs that apply the latest innovations in biomedical discovery to inform ongoing and future treatment of neurological and mental disorders.
The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory builds on IU School of Medicine's neurodegenerative research with mammalian genetics and disease modeling to develop, validate and disseminate new studies related to Alzheimer’s disease.
National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease

National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease

The nation’s largest clearinghouse of blood, tissue, spinal fluid and other samples collected from people across the country with Alzheimer’s disease, NCRAD helps researchers find genes that increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Regenstrief Institute

Regenstrief Institute

Regenstrief Institute is a dynamic, people-centered research organization driven by a mission to create pathways for better health.