COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 Resources

​COVID-19 has had a profound impact on individuals, families, caregivers, and research operations. We are committed to providing you with updated information and relevant resources. We have been working hard to adapt policies, procedures, operations, and offerings to remote and virtual formats whenever possible. Please continue to check the links below to stay informed. Our team continues to be available by phone (858-822-4800) and email (adrc@ucsd.edu) to address your questions and concerns.

​Shiley-Marcos ADRC Status and Announcements

We hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe. We are committed to keeping our participants up to date with notices, information, and resources during this time.

An archive of formal correspondence mailed to our participants is located below by date.

Considering the current Coronavirus guidelines regarding social distancing, we are continuing to suspend most in-person visits for the following activities until further notice.

  • Observational research study visits
  • Quality of Life Programs, including support groups and activity programs
  • Educational workshops and classes

Due to popular demand, our social workers continue to offer support groups using Zoom. We are participating in virtual educational outreach efforts, such as town hall discussion panels hosted by community partner organizations, and developing our own virtual series of presentations for individuals interested in learning about various aspects of ADRD and research currently underway.

Our staff is telecommuting during this time, and we are hoping to use this opportunity to stay connected with our participants to check-in and provide resources and referrals as needed. Our social work team has worked with our community partners to develop a comprehensive resource list and guide to assist seniors during this unprecedented time. You can find the Spanish resource list below in the "Resources for Seniors and Families Living With ADRD" section.

We will continue to check our voicemail system but also encourage you to reach out via e-mail. You can contact the center at adrc@ucsd.edu for general inquiries. For access to our social workers, you can email Tracey Truscott, LCSW at ttruscott@ucsd.edu or Ivonne Arias, MSW at imarias@ucsd.edu (bilingual English/Spanish). To reach out to our operations manager, Christina Gigliotti, you can email cgigliotti@ucsd.edu.

As the observational longitudinal study requires an annual assessment, we have made modifications to gather as much data by phone as possible for individuals whose annual visits will be impacted by the aforementioned timeframe. We will contact you to schedule a telephone appointment with one of our staff members.

Clinical drug trial operations at the ADRC have been modified on a trial-by-trial basis. The UCSD team is in close communication with the study sponsors to determine the procedures that should continue or the study visits that can be modified or placed on hold. For all studies, essential safety visits are continuing to be scheduled on-site, or through direct coordination between the clinical research coordinator and the study participant. Some studies have allowed for telephone assessments and communication, while other studies are modifying procedures to account for delays. We are grateful to all our research participants and are following UCSD guidelines to ensure safety measures are in place for study visits. The clinical trials team continues to add new studies to our portfolio regularly and encourages individuals who are interested in participating to reach out to our team at the ADRC.

Archive of COVID specific formal correspondence mailed to SMADRC participants:

Resources for Seniors and Families Living With ADRD

We have compiled and created several COVID-19 resources specific to seniors and families living with ADRD.

Shiley-Marcos ADRC Resource Lists and Virtual Offerings

San Diego County Specific Resources

Caregiving during COVID

California Resources

Educational Series

Please also visit our For the Community page for general resources