A new center for Alzheimer’s disease

In August, UF Health and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach received funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. “From a demographic point of view, we really need an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center,” said Todd Golde, M.D., director of the UF Center for Transitional Research in Neurodegenerative Disease. The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers, or ADRC, are a network of organizations across the United States funded by the National Institute on Aging and the NIH. The newly funded center will be the only fully staffed ADRC located in Florida, and one of only 30 ADRCs in the United States. The center has received initial funding for $1.5 million for the first year, with expectation of renewal for five years total. The funding will support five cores within the center: administration, clinical, neuropathology, data management and statistics and outreach, recruitment and education. Another $1 million from the state of Florida, secured by state legislators, will augment aspects of the neuropathology and education cores. — Morgan Sherburne