$53.4M grant to enable massive expansion of Alzheimer’s research

Representation of Alzheimers

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) a five-year grant to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. 

Together, the institutions will create a collaborative research incubator to develop trials aimed at evaluating interventions for Alzheimer’s disease or Alzheimer's-related dementia (AD/ADRD). The research incubator, the IMPACT Collaboratory, will fund and provide expert assistance to up to 40 pilot trials that will test non-drug, care-based interventions for people living with dementia, while developing and broadly disseminating best practices for implementing and evaluating such interventions. 

Read Brown's press release and visit the Collaboratory's website to learn more about the largest federal award in University history, which is housed within Q&I.