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Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

At the forefront of dementia research for almost 30 years

The Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (IADRC) was established in 1991 to bring together investigators and institutional resources at Indiana University School of Medicine. At the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research for over 30 years, the IADRC is one of only 32 centers in the U.S. solely committed to Alzheimer’s research.

The center supports the U.S. National Alzheimer’s Project Act to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025 through innovative research on etiology, early detection and therapeutics. Signed by President Barack Obama, the Act offers a historic opportunity to address the many challenges facing people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.


Participate in Research

The Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center relies on the involvement of participants to further its advancement of research in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. To begin, interested participants must submit a referral form.

Participant Referral

Clinical Referral

30 nearly thirty years of Alzheimer's disease research experience
2000 brain donations
50 million dollars in NIH funding

Faculty Spotlight

7155-Nho, Kwangsik

Kwangsik Nho, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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6962-Saykin, Andrew

Andrew J. Saykin, Psy.D.

Director, Center for Neuroimaging

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Can 'the social brain' protect against Alzheimer's? NIH awards IU team $3.5 million to find out

The center is part of a larger interdisciplinary team, led by IU social neuroscientist Anne Krendl, PhD, that was awarded $3.5 million by the National Institutes of Health to navigate a phenomenon with major promise for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease: that the social connectedness of older adults predicts their vulnerability to Alzheimer's and general cognitive decline.

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Advanced Technology and Collaboration

Through the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and related research facilities and clinical care service centers, IU School of Medicine is working to end the suffering of this disease no matter how long it takes. The school's robust training programs and accomplished faculty are developing new researchers specifically trained to discover innovative approaches to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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