The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center

The University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center (KU ADC) is a National Institute of Aging designated and funded Alzheimer's Disease Center. Researchers at centers with this elite designation are working to translate research advances into improved diagnoses, care, and educational resources for Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients while trying to find a way to cure and possibly prevent AD.

The KU ADC has successfully developed and recruited leading researchers from around the country who are applying state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques and are advancing research in cell metabolism in older adults.

The KU ADC is also proud to offer our Lifestyle Enrichment for Alzheimer's Prevention (LEAP!) program. This innovative program translates the latest AD prevention research into actionable recommendations for everyday life. Through LEAP!, we provide education and resources to the Kansas City area and rural Kansas. Click here to learn more.

The people of Johnson County, KS support space for the KU ADC through the Johnson County Education Research Triangle initiative.

  • Institution Name: University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center
  • Location:  Kansas City, MO
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Researchers and Staff

Co Director

Jeffrey burns MD, MS

Co Director


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