Administrative Component

ADRC Administrator, Andrea Wasserman

ADRC Administrator, Andrea Wasserman

Led by Dr. Frank LaFerla with the assistance of Andrea Wasserman, Administrator, the Administrative Core provides overall leadership to the ADRC.  The Administrative Core is responsible for high-level planning, coordinating the five cores and any research projects funded through the ADRC, attracting and nurturing the development of new investigators, and managing all ADRC operational requirements (e.g., reporting, annual peer review, and compliance with fiscal and regulatory policies).  Bimonthly meetings facilitated by the Administrative Component provide an opportunity to evaluate progress, discuss new opportunities, and set short- and long-terms goal on an ongoing basis. 

Staff and faculty review progress during a weekly ADRC meeting

Staff and faculty review progress during a weekly ADRC meeting

The Administrative Component and the ADRC as a whole benefit from the support and advice of several committees, including the Executive Committee, which provides feedback on scientific and administrative decisions and an External Advisory Committee, which annually reviews progress of the ADRC in achieving its goals and overall mission.


The UC Irvine ADRC CORE COMPONENTS

Clinical
Helps families affected by Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease, or another dementia while gathering invaluable research data about the clinical presentation and progression of these cognitive disorders.
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Education and Information
Garners community involvement in research, combats the widespread lack of knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease through a variety of education and outreach activities.
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Neuropathology
Was it really Alzheimer’s disease? This is the most important question that the Neuropathology Component addresses upon the death of a research volunteer for the children and grandchildren who are concerned about developing dementia.
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Data Management and Statistics
Responsible for transferring our ADRC data to the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center which houses and makes available data from all 29 Alzheimer’s disease centers to researchers worldwide.
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Administrative
Responsible for high-level planning, coordinating the five components and any research projects funded through the ADRC, attracting and nurturing the development of new investigators, and managing all ADRC operational requirements.
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