The purpose of the Study is data collection, archiving, and sharing in an effort is to: (1) promote the study and characterization of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias among researchers at UCLA, (2) support future research proposals to study patients with memory loss and dementia (3) establish a common data set for the thirty NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) as a platform for the growth of research and the training of scientists for AD research, to lead research on clinico-pathological correlations to compare normal aging and AD, and to answer many basic research questions on AD and related dementias.
Understanding the underlying mechanisms of AD as they pertain to identifying treatments and learning how to optimize the care of AD patients through basic and clinical research is an imperative research agenda and is the theme of the UCLA ADC. Collecting and archiving clinical data in a centralized, secured, and protected database is a vital part of this enterprise. For more information, please call Doug Hawkins at (310) 794-0639.
|Funding Source(s):||NIH/National Institute on Aging, and Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education (PAIRE).|
|Principal Investigator:||John Ringman, MD, MS|
|Co-Investigators:||Liana Apostolova, MD, MSCR, Mario Mendez, MD, Po H. Lu, PsyD, Ellen Woo, PhD, Jill Shapira, NP, PhD, Maryam Beigi, MD, Sheldon Wolf, MD, Sarah Kremen, MD, Zaldy Tan, MD, Edmond Teng, MD, PhD, Freddy Ortiz, PhD, and Yvette Bordelon, MD.|