National Institute on Aging awards $15.4 million to continue support for Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Center is one of 31 NIH-funded centers in the nation

The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant expected to total $15.4 million to continue funding the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The new five-year award will support the multi-institution collaborative, which aims to accelerate research for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (CADRC), led by James Leverenz of Cleveland Clinic, is one of 31 NIH-funded centers in the country that are part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers Program. Established in 2019, the multi-institutional center—the only in Ohio—brings together top physicians and scientists from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (VA), the MetroHealth System and University Hospitals (UH).

Jonathan Haines
Jonathan Haines

“Our team is advancing and applying state-of-the-art statistical and computational expertise, leveraging our extensive experience analyzing large-scale, complex, Alzheimer’s disease data and integrating ‘omics’ and clinical data across tens of thousands of lives,” said Jonathan Haines, chair of Case Western Reserve’s Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences. “Alzheimer’s cuts across all ethnicities and all socioeconomic classes and is a huge burden in Northeast Ohio. Our diverse urban and rural population, combined with detailed genetic and clinical information, and the wealth of additional data from electronic medical records, means this Cleveland center is uniquely positioned to contribute significantly to the national research agenda.”

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers program is a national network of researchers and clinicians at major medical institutions across the United States. Researchers at these centers are working to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as finding a way to treat and prevent the disease.

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