San Diego ARCC
UC, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive - 0948
La Jolla, CA 92093-0948
Principal Investigator: Douglas Galasko, M.D.
Medical Director: John Daly, M.D.
The UCSD ARCC was established in 1985 and received funding form the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) for 1985 - 1998. The Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Center (ADDTC) is instrumental in educational activities, targeting medical students, physicians, nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators and staff, and caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), to improve the assessment and care provided to patients with AD. The ADDTC interacts very productively with the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) and with investigators at UCSD to support clinical research projects on AD. The presence of the ADDTC is of key importance for UCSD maintaining NIA funding of over $2 million per year for clinical and basic research activities in AD, National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) funding of a Geriatric Psychiatry Clinical Research Center, and an NIA-funded Caregiver Coping study.
The current funding provided by CDHS for Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of California (ARCC) will continue to provide leverage for these ongoing federally funded research programs. The ADDTC has made the transition into an ARCC to carry out the mandate of translational research which will impact the care of patients with AD in San Diego.