The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center 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 almost 30 years, the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center 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.

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

Faculty Spotlight

Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs
Andrew J. Saykin, PSYD

Andrew J. Saykin, PSYD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging

“Even with new technologies such as brain imaging and biomarkers, many of the major advances in dementia research have come from analyses of brain tissue. Brain donation is an incredibly important gift to future generations that will help researchers find a cure for the diseases causing dementia.”

–Andrew Saykin, PsyD, Director, Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center

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Advanced Technology and Collaboration

Through the Indiana Alzheimer Disease 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.