Mission of the Penn ADCC

The overarching mission of Penn's Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC) is to accelerate the pace of research aimed at 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 Alzheimer’s disease type (DAT), related neurodegenerative dementias and other contributing factors by focusing on ADRD across the spectrum of disease from earliest onset through the progressive stages of the disease.



A Statement on Racial Injustice and Recent Events


June 9, 2020

As our nation is currently dealing with an unprecedented mix of significant health, social and financial issues, we want to reach out to the patients and their loved ones who have been participating in our research program. We will continue to update the website as events unfold.

Racial Injustice

Our nation mourns the tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, AhmaudArbery, and the countless other black individuals who have lost their lives to police brutality and institutional racism. It is a vivid reminder of the ongoing racial inequalities and unacceptable indignities that so many of our citizens constantly endure. These events should lead everyone to recognize how much more work our society must do to attain liberty and justice for all. As a nation, we have considerable work to do.

Read our full statement, including remarks on COVID-19, here:

A Statement on Racial Injustice and Recent Events

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