Exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Vanderbilt Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (P20 Grant)

In August 2020, the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center was awarded a 3-year, $3.8M grant from the National Institute on Aging to establish an NIA-funded exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The P20 Center will support planning and infrastructure development for an eventual NIA-funded P30 ADRC designation for Vanderbilt. 
The P20 Center will be directed by Dr. Angela Jefferson, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center and include three components: an Administrative Core, a Clinical Core, and a Biomarker Core.

Leadership Structure


The P20 Center will bring together several dozen Vanderbilt faculty from more than 20 departments, centers and institutes across campus and foster discovery in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Infrastructure will include establishing a cohort of older adults and collecting multiple data types on all cohort members.


Data types


By request, cohort participants, their data, and their biospecimens will be available to qualified investigators across Vanderbilt to support Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia research. This exploratory ADRC is supported by NIA grant P20-AG068082.


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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Nashville, TN 37212


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