NIH Continues to Expand Alzheimer’s Trial Site Network Directing $14.8m to Hubs in NC & TX

NIH Continues to Expand Alzheimer’s Trial Site Network Directing $14.8m to Hubs in NC & TX

Research institutions in North Carolina and Texas are the latest to join an established, nationwide network of cutting-edge Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia centers funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Duke/University of North Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the South Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Center have each been awarded $14.8 million over five years to bolster a range of research areas, including early and midlife risk factors for Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and ways to understand and diminish the burden of these diseases on understudied groups, specifically Mexican-American Hispanics and Black/African Americans, which are among the fastest-growing older populations in the United States. Time is of the essence as the number of incidences grows with an aging population, treatments are required sooner rather than later.

Richard J. Hodes, MD, NIA Director, went on the record in a recent press release “NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRC) have been at the heart of progress in Alzheimer’s and related dementias research in the U.S. for more than three decade...

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