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About Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Welcome to the website for the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), in the Department of Neurosciences, at the University of California, San Diego in San Diego, CA, USA

Our ADRC conducts a wide variety of research studies dedicated to understanding the causes, clinical features, and treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders. Our goal is to discover ways to prevent and ultimately eradicate this disease. As part of the Alzheimer's Disease Center's Research Program through the National Institute on Aging, we are one of 32 university-based sites funded to collect and contribute data to the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center to faciliate collaborative research. The UCSD Shiley-Marcos ADRC annually follows approximately 350 seniors with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, and 150 age-matched participants with no memory problems. 

The Shiley-Marcos ADRC is also one of the 35 nationwide university medical centers designated to carry out clinical trials coordinated by the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, which was created by the National Institute on Aging; therefore, we have an array of intervention studies available to participants with a variety of clinical diagnoses, such as Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as early and moderate stage Alzheimer's disease.