ADRC Research Projects
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRC) throughout the nation are working to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for Alzheimer’s disease patients while, at the same time, focusing on the long-term goal of finding a way to cure and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
To advance this major goal and provide leadership in the field, the UCI ADRC supports three major projects during each 5-year funding cycle. Additionally, the UCI ADRC funds two pilot projects annually in the amount of $30,000. The mission of these pilot projects is to stimulate new and innovative research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. The pilot projects must be of high scientific quality, should represent novel approaches, be distinct from the ongoing research of the ADRC, and have a strong likelihood that subsequent extramural peer-reviewed funding would ensue. Types of research can range from basic science to clinical and neuroimaging. Proposed research may involve humans, animals or in vitro studies.