Universities receive $9M for Alzheimer's Disease Core Center

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 9:40pm

The University of Michigan, along with Michigan State University and Wayne State University, have received a $9 million grant for an Alzheimer's Disease Core Center.

The grant, which will be distributed over a five-year period, comes from the National Institutes of Health.

The center will be one of about 30 NIH-funded Alzheimer's disease centers in the country, and will conduct research, provide education, and serve as a clinic for patients. Henry Paulson, UM Chair of Neurology for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, will serve as the director.

According to a press release, the goal of the center is to better understand the disease while developing innovative treatments. In addition to research, the center will educate young scientists, from high school students to junior faculty, through providing career development opportunities.

As well, researchers at the three universities will come together annually for a symposium summarizing the year's findings and work.

Funding for the center began Monday, and will continue to be allocated through 2022.