Research Education Core (REC)



Why REC?  Why Now?

The Research and Education Core (REC) Training Program enhances the primary aims of the Columbia ADRC - to enable and contribute to ongoing Alzheimer's disease research efforts. ADRC REC trainees are chosen from clinical, basic, translational, and epidemiological fields and unconventional pathways.  The ADRC REC provides educational activities that complement or augment training in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical areas of dementia-related research to support development of future research leaders in ADRD.

The ADRC encourages applicants from diverse educational and sociological backgrounds.  The REC provides training for two distinct groups of researchers:

  • The program supports high-potential early-career investigators who have already demonstrated relevant skills and accomplishments
  • The second group of trainees possesses unique and accomplished research skills and competencies in other domains, which if re-oriented to ADRD, would likely make a novel and important impact on ADRD research

Adoption of this unique diversity and inclusion developmental program supports introduction of novel methodologies further enabling innovative ADRD research.