Research Education Component
Led by Dr. Elizabeth Head, The Research Education Component (REC) of the UCI Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) works closely with all Cores to provide training and mentorship opportunities for students and early career investigators in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) research and healthcare.
The REC training program aims to generate the next cutting-edge, innovative and collaborative generation of ADRD researchers. The underlying educational principle is to provide foundational training (e.g., professional skills, learning to mentor, basics of ADRD) and build on this with mentoring in a team science collaborative environment that will facilitate bench to clinic research. Specifically, by providing two mentors, one who serves as the primary mentor within the trainee’s research environment and a second mentor, who is an ADRD area outside of the trainee’s primary research area.
- Elizabeth Head, PhD, Core Leader