The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the University of Wisconsin recently received $7.5 million in additional grants from the National Institutes of Health, after it was first established by NIH grants in 2009.
Since its establishment in 2009, the ADRC has published three hundred works and identifying many risk factors and biomarkers in fighting Alzheimer’s disease. With the new grant, Dr. Sanjay Asthana, director of the ADRC, plans to double the size of the research group which currently administers tests and research on 500 participants.
The ADRC has conducted research with the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP), which is the nation’s largest long-term study of relatives of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The ADRC also conducts research on diabetes, risk for Alzheimer’s, and patient-care delivery.