Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer’s Disease Disparities (CIRAD)
The thematic focus of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer’s Disease Disparities (CIRAD) is biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental mechanisms of ADRD disparities, including risk and resilience factors, biomarkers, and caregiving.
We provide sustained mentoring and career development, support for pilot studies, training in health disparities, and interdisciplinary collaboration to investigators from under-represented backgrounds who are pursuing ADRD research, and to support and accelerate research on the biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental mechanisms of ADRD disparities so that they can be narrowed or eliminated.
Announcements and Recent Events
- CIRAD Scientist A. Zarina Kraal, Ph.D was awarded the Dale Schenk Alzheimer's Association Research Roundtable Grant Award in recognition of her exceptional work!
- CIRAD Scientist Justina Avila-Rieger, Ph.D invited to form part of the 2023 RCMAR Scientist Advisory Board!
- CIRAD Scientist Indira Turney, Ph.D highlighted in the news for her studies of brain aging in diverse populations. Read more here.
- NIA Funding Opportunities: Learn more here about funding opportunities, announcements, and notices published by the National Institute on Aging at NIH.