The KU ADC can provide access to well-characterized clinical cohorts, databases generated through studies of these cohorts, and biospecimens.
In addition to offering an array of standard and specialized research and educational services, we also provide a number of specialized services that allow us to characterize AD metabolism at a highly sophisticated level, from the molecule/organelle to the cell to the brain to the whole organism. We are able to support integrated metabolic studies in animal models, tissues from deceased human subjects, and living human subjects.
• Pilot Grant Program: The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center and the Landon Center on Aging administer a competitive grant program to support innovative pilot studies relevant to Alzheimer's disease and brain aging. Up to three awards of $30,000 are funded annually.
• KU ADC Cores: The KU ADC is organized with an emphasis on these core areas of impact: Administrative, Clinical, Data Management, Education, Neuroimaging, Neuropathy, and Mitochondrial Genomics and Metabolism.
• Research Colloquium: The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center sponsors an annual Alzheimer's and Aging Research Colloquium. We partner with the KU Area Health Education Center to bring together a talented group of investigators around the area of cellular metabolism and its role in brain aging, a primary focus of our KU Alzheimer's Disease Center.