University of Southern Califiornia, Los Angeles
1510 San Pablo Street, HCC 600
Los Angeles, California 90033
Website: University of Southern California/Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Lon S. Schneider, M.D.
Co-Medical Directors: Sonia Pawlucyk, M.D., Brian Spann, O.D., Ph.D.
The USC Memory and Aging Center is an acclaimed facility for clinical research on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related disorders. The Center has been a federally funded Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ARCC) since 1999. The State Alzheimer's
Disease Research Center of California (ARCC) complements existing NIA funding and brings additional AD research and care resources to USC. The ARCC is directed by Lon S. Schneider, M.D., who serves as Principal Investigator and. He ensures the
integration between cores and projects of both Centers.
The USC ARCC is composed of an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals dedicated to:
- improving the lives of patients with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers
- furthering our understanding of dementing disorders
Our primary goal is to extend the cognition, function, behavior, and quality of life of Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. Being part of an ethnically diverse community, and comprised of an ethnically diverse staff, USC ARCC’s team wants to create clinical, research, and educational programs that can be helpful to the community’s diversity.
The USC ARCC offers families access to diagnostic and treatment planning services, ongoing medical care, treatment with approved and experimental medications, and educational programs about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The activities of the ARCC expand the opportunities for care and research activities at UCLA and affiliated sites, translating research advances for widespread community use, and developing information and programs with practical applications that improve the care of dementia patients and their caregivers.