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ADRC Mission


The University of California San Diego, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of the original five of the now 29 Alzheimer's Disease Centers supported by the National Institute on Aging, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. Our ADRC was established in 1984 to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) while, at the same time, focusing on finding ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate the disease.

Our Mission is to:

  • Carry out research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease

  • Act as a local and national resource by providing research subjects, data, and materials to researchers in AD and related disorders

  • Provide training opportunities for clinicians and researchers

  • Educate professionals and the community regarding AD

  • Provide outreach to the diverse San Diego community regarding diagnosis, treatment, and care for persons with AD