Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core


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Achieving the goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025 – as set forth in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease – will require partnership between researchers and the community.  The Outreach, Recruitment, and Education (ORE) Core of the UCI ADRC shares knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease in the lay public through a variety of education and outreach activities. Annually, the ORE Core educates over 7,500 individuals about normal aging, MCI, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Annual events include the Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, Family Education workshops, Ask the Doc community forums, the Barclay Lecture series, and the ReMIND Symposium.

Core Leader, Joshua Grill, Ph.D., presents at the 26th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference on October 2, 2015.

A special focus of the ORE Core is outreach to Chinese Americans, who represent a large portion of the Orange County population.  Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. and few studies are available to instruct potential cultural differences in dementia prevalence, caregiving, attitudes toward diagnosis, or participation in research.  Through culturally tailored educational events and materials, the ADRC engages Asian Americans in research that will  help us better understand cultural differences of dementia.

Effective community collaborations with agencies such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Orange County, Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, and the Caregiver Resource Center contribute to the success of the ORE Core.  We are particularly grateful to our Community Ambassadors and volunteers who generously give of their time to help represent the ADRC at educational events, health fairs, and other activities.

Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core Members

  • Joshua Grill, Ph.D., Core Leader
  • Chelsea Cox, MPH, MSW, Education Coordinator

Click here for more information on the Family Education Series.


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Outreach, Recruitment, and Education
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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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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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