Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Research
Researchers at NYU Langone’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center work to advance the basic science of brain aging and neurodegeneration and solve clinical problems in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We serve as the hub for building expertise, sharing resources and data, fostering collaborations, and providing funding to early- to mid-career researchers.
Our mission is to improve human health through advancing knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease. We pursue a multipronged approach to address all aspects of the disease, including basic science, preclinical research, diagnostic techniques, and therapies. As dementia affects the lives of patients and their families in a many different ways, we also offer psychosocial care and lifestyle interventions. To ensure continued research progress on Alzheimer’s disease, we also support early- and mid-career researchers and scientists who wish to enter the field.
We are part of the Center for Cognitive Neurology and work closely with NYU Langone’s Pearl I. Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment. We also provide support to caregivers through NYU Langone’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program.
Resources and Collaborations
We offer extensive resources for researchers to investigators at NYU Langone and collaborating institutions. Investigators may request assistance in recruitment of subjects from the well-characterized Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center cohort of participants and access data and biospecimens.
Researchers may request research resources by submitting a description of their proposed studies to our center. NYU Langone faculty can also request to collaborate with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
Research Studies and Clinical Trials
We support early- to mid-career faculty at NYU Langone who are conducting research projects related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Funding for developmental projects is awarded on a competitive basis for up to two years.
Our researchers publish articles in top peer-reviewed journals. Our faculty and collaborators receive generous funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association, and private foundations. We also contribute data to the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, which provide access to well-characterized data to investigators interested in studying brain aging.