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The Aging Brain Cohort Dedicated to Diversity (ABCD2) Study
Black adults are more likely than other groups to develop Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders but are poorly represented in Alzheimer’s disease research, including recent clinical trials. This health disparity illustrates how Black individuals can benefit from advances in the field if they had access.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program announced it will award a $3.5 million grant to Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) and Penn Memory Center (PMC) researchers and community partners to address the underrepresentation of Black adults in Alzheimer’s disease research. The grant supports the Aging Brain Cohort Dedicated to Diversity (ABCD2) study, a research and training initiative led by David Wolk, MD, professor of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine, Director of the ADRC, and co-director of the Penn Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information on the ABCD2 Study and how to enroll, visit the Penn Memory Center:
Aging Research Summer Internship
The ABCD2 study will include an immersive summer program for undergraduate students. The training program will have a core curriculum of didactics, skills training, and hands on research engagement – participating in study procedures such as recruitment, informed consent, data gathering and input and, data analyses – in the ADRC and PMC ABCD2 Study.
While the application deadline for 2021 has passed, the program will run again next summer.