Welcome to the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Bryan ADRC) at Duke University Medical Center. Our Center, established in 1985, is funded through the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and is one of 27 currently NIA-funded centers for Alzheimer's disease research. Our mission at the Bryan ADRC is to advance scientific understanding of Alzheimer's disease and to provide cutting-edge, outpatient clinical services to patients and families affected by the disease.
At present, there is no preventive treatment or cure for Alzheimer's disease. A goal of our Center is to advance the development of effective detection methods and treatments for Alzheimer's disease and to put in place prevention strategies that may lead to successful disease avoidance altogether. To this end, we have a number of ongoing collaborative research projects that are aimed at discovery, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related conditions of aging. Your support and participation in any of our research programs can move us more quickly forward towards our goal of curing the disease. Visit our Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Registry (ADPR) research page to learn more and to become part of the solution of Alzheimer's disease.
We are in this fight together. Your support and engagement in the struggle against Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are crucial to our Center's success. With your help we hope for a day when individuals and their family members are free from the devastating impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, Ph.D., ABCN