Where Memories Matter
Founded in 2016, The UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s is a collaboration of two world-class organizations at UW–Madison: the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Wisconsin ADRC) and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI).
The Wisconsin ADRC and WAI work together to end Alzheimer’s disease from two different angles, with numerous UW faculty holding appointments in both organizations. The Wisconsin ADRC’s primary focus is generating new knowledge through research. Whereas the WAI is well known for bringing new knowledge to communities. Their research studies have complementary goals for discovery and intervention and they share common data elements, which allows for pooling of data for studies. Wisconsin ADRC and WAI faculty and staff also collaborate on scientific areas to advance science into care and treatment – benchside to bedside to curbside.