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Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR)

UC San Diego, in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), recently developed the San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR). There are only eight of these centers across the United States.

Our Mission

Established in 2018, the purpose of this center is:

  • To enhance the diversity of researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) by focusing on the recruitment and career development of scientists from underrepresented groups
  • To fill critical gaps in ADRD research focused on older Latinos

Our Team

The center is led by four outstanding faculty, including:

  • Alison Moore, MD, MPH (UCSD Geriatrics and Gerontology)
  • Hector Gonzalez, Ph.D. (UCSD Neurosciences/Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center)
  • John Elder, Ph.D. (SDSU Public Health)
  • Paul Gilbert, Ph.D. (SDSU Psychology)

About the Center

Each year, the center supports three or four early-stage and new scientists by funding a small research project focused on ADRD, and providing mentorship and career development. The San Diego AD-RCMAR benefits from being able to offer data from multiple large data sets, including those from the ADRC, the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos and Study of Latinos-Investigation of Neurocognitive Aging, and the Rancho Bernardo Study of Healthy Aging.

The AD-RCMAR also works closely with the ADRC and community partners and co-hosted the ADRC’s Neurodegenerative Diseases: Updates in Research and Community Resources workshop in November 2019.

Select AD-RCMAR scientists attend monthly seminars and receive individual assistance with writing and career development and network with scientists in other training programs here in San Diego and at other AD-RCMAR centers.

The AD-RCMAR is funded by the National Institute on Aging.

Contact Us

To learn more about the San Diego AD-RCMAR, contact:

Jennifer Reichstadt, MSG