About the ADCC
The overarching mission of Penn's Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC) is to accelerate the pace of developing better diagnostics, preventions, and treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD).
It is our goal to understand the complexity of dementia of the AD type (DAT), related neurodegenerative dementias and other contributing factors by focusing on ADRD across the spectrum of disease from earliest onset through progressive stages of the disease. We are working to achieve this by emphasizing a comprehensive and integrated approach that engages and supports research on ADRD at and beyond Penn through a Center Structure that includes six highly interrelated cores.
Penn ADCC Cores:
Core A: Administrative Core
Core B: Clinical Core
Core C: Data Management, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics Core
Core D: Neuropathology, Genetics, and Biomarker Core
Core E: Outreach and Recruitment Core
Core F: Research Education Component
The ADCC also works collaboratively with:
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) & National Institute on Aging (NIA)
- National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC)
- Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)
- Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR)
- Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)
- Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC)
- National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS)
As well as Penn partnering centers:
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