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KU Alzheimer's Disease Center

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Promoting brain health

The mission of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center (KU ADC) is to promote healthy brain aging and strategies to prevent Alzheimer's disease, and our researchers have made major contributions toward understanding this disease.

The KU ADC has evolved from the Brain Aging Project, started in 2004 with funding through the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the KUMC's Department of Neurology. In August 2011, the KU ADC received designation as a National Alzheimer's Disease Center and joined a network of 29 major medical centers of excellence that receive collaborative and financial support from the NIA.

The KU ADC has made major contributions to Alzheimer's disease research, with a novel focus in the following areas:

  • Alzheimer's  Disease Prevention
  • Healthy Brain Aging
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Genetics and Family History of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Brain Imaging
  • Mitochondrial and Cellular Metabolism

Last modified: Aug 25, 2018
Learn More About Our Clinical Trials

A wide range of clinical research is under way at the KU ADC for which you may be eligible to participate.
For more information on what trials are available and how to participate:

• Call KU ADC at 913-588-0555

• Email

• Go to the KU ADC website