Prestigious NIH Designation

Recognized as one of 29 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRC) in the country by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UCI MIND is a leader in the pursuit of effective interventions for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The NIH funds the most promising research centers at major medical institutions across the United States. As an ADRC, UCI MIND is part of an elite network of researchers with a broad scope of expertise, spanning many different disciplines. This opportunity for collaboration allows researchers around the country to share cutting-edge ideas and research results.

Our ADRC features a multidisciplinary team working to provide a comprehensive approach to research and care through these core components: Administrative, Clinical, Neuropathology, Data Management and Statistics, and Outreach, Recruitment, and Education.


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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Outreach, Recruitment, and Education
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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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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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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