DAWN Ascertainment Team

The DAWN Alzheimer’s Research study is an international, multi-site initiative that seeks to build a resource that greatly expands Alzheimer’s disease genetic studies in the currently under represented African ancestry populations and Hispanic groups. Alzheimer’s is a complex disease with a pronounced genetic component; its estimated heritability is 60% to 80%. Though the disease can affect individuals of any ethnic and ancestral backgrounds, efforts for genetic studies have not historically been well diversified.

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Join the DAWN Alzheimer's Research Study at Case Western Reserve University.

How You Can Join: email dawn-study@case.edu or complete Contact form on the right

  • Eligibility: We welcome a wide range of participants, especially those from African American and Hispanic/Latino backgrounds. Interested individuals must be at least 60 years old, with the exception of those who have been diagnosed with a memory impairment at a younger age.
  • The Process: Participation involves genetic testing, health assessments, and follow-ups at two year intervals, all conducted with the utmost respect for your privacy and comfort. A gift card is given in gratitude after key steps are completed.
  • Support and Guidance: Our dedicated team will guide you through every step, ensuring you have all the information and support you need.