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Welcome to the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center  at Duke University Medical Center. Our Center, established in 1985, is funded through the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and was one of 31 NIA-funded centers for Alzheimer's disease research. Our mission is to advance scientific understanding of Alzheimer's disease and provide cutting-edge, outpatient clinical services to patients and families affected by the disease.

We have led research and delivered state-of-the-art care for people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and their families. Outpatient specialty services are provided through the Center’s Memory Disorders Clinic (MDC).

Faculty from the Duke Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pathology, Genetics, Neurobiology, Radiology, and Anesthesiology comprise our center. In addition to contributing to our center, our doctors and researchers partner with industry leaders to perform innovative clinical trials for new AD pharmacotherapies.