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Enrolling Studies

Participate in a study

The Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers to participate in important research studies designed to discover ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate Alzheimer's disease as well as other related neurological diseases. We are recruiting diverse volunteers on an ongoing basis to learn more about memory and aging.

Research Registry

If you are interested in participating in a research study you can  join our Research Registry to be contacted about enrolling studies. 

*Call the ADRC 858-822-4800 and ask for Tracey Truscott, LCSW for more information or e-mail

​Experimental Drug Studies

A clinical trial is a research study in which a human subject is assigned to one or more interventions (which may include an investigational drug, placebo, or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related or behavioral outcomes. The ADRC Clinical Trials Unit has a variety of clinical trials available for participants with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Opportunities by Diagnosis

Click here to read about the different types of research opportunities we offer. Each type of research will have specific enrolling studies at any given time, each with its own inclusion/exclusion criteria.

Research Procedures

For any given study, you may be asked to undergo any or all of the following procedures:

  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Lumbar Puncture (LP)
  • Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI)
  • Brain Autopsy
  • Longitudinal Study Documents and Forms
  • Research Registry Documents and Forms

Frequently Asked Questions