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UC San Diego Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Welcome from Dr. Brewer

dr. james brewer

Thank you for your commitment to our groundbreaking programs at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. With the goal of eradicating Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, we have been agile in developing new ways to advance our mission and share the impacts of our research. We are determined to sustain and enhance meaningful engagement throughout our diverse communities. In collaboration with local and national partners, we are forging ahead on transformative paths of discovery that will hasten our understanding of the disease, and we are developing new processes to deliver this understanding toward new therapeutics. I invite you to join us in our endeavors, and I thank you for your partnership. James Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Director

Participate in a Study

We offer opportunities for volunteers to participate in important research studies. We are recruiting diverse volunteers on an ongoing basis to learn more about memory and aging.

Enrolling Studies

For the community

Stay Informed

We provide a multitude of resources for the community including free memory care screening services, educational resources & events, Youtube channel, and newsletters.


Get Support

We provide support groups and activity intervention programs to help cope with the changes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.


Programas de Español

Nuestro centro de investigación en el programa Hispano atiende a personas que padecen la enfermedad de Alzheimer y otros tipos de demencia afines a ésta.

Nuestros Programas

For Professionals & Trainees

Referrals & Other Resources

Find out how to refer a patient or discover more about resources available to professionals including CME and funding opportunities.

Professional Services

Training & Education

Discover more about our fellowship, mentorships and training opportunities available to junior investigators, graduates, undergraduates and promotores.

Training Programs

Support Our Work

Your support allows for groundbreaking research into Alzheimer's Disease to take place at an accelerated pace, helping scientists make the leap from bench to bedside, from laboratory to patient.

Give Now

Contact us

Phone: (858) 822-4800   
Address: 9444 Medical Center Dr., Suite 1-100 La Jolla, CA 92037