Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute

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Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute

About the Institute

The Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) of the Keck School of Medicine of USC is an academic institute comprised of an unmatched group of expert scientific collaborators committed to advancing the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) through innovation in clinical trials.

Located in San Diego, the institute is an integral part of the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s mission to create a leading hub of basic, translational and clinical research in neuroscience and neurological diseases by collaborating with sites and investigators around the world. USC ATRI promotes extensive collaboration and data sharing across academia, industry, regulators and advocacy groups with a focus on training future leaders in AD clinical research.

USC ATRI is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Alzheimer’s Association, the Department of Defense, the pharmaceutical partners and advocacy groups to develop novel methods and engage in all phases of AD clinical trials as well as observational studies. Bringing broad expertise to a comprehensive array of partners, USC ATRI manages a portfolio of national and international multi-site studies.
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Paul Aisen, MD

“The guiding principles of ATRI are collaboration and data sharing to advance therapeutic research.”
Paul Aisen, MD
Director, Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute
Director’s Biography

ATRI News

Amyloid Plaques

Researchers discover what may be earliest stage of Alzheimer’s

Clusters of a sticky protein — amyloid plaque — found in the brain signal mental decline years before symptoms appear, a new study finds. Older adults with elevated levels of brain-clogging plaques — but otherwise normal cognition — experience faster mental decline suggestive of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study led by the Keck
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How to Help a Co-Worker or Supervised Employee with a Personal or Workplace Problem

How to Help a Co-Worker or Supervised Employee with a Personal or Workplace Problem

06/22/2017
Keck Hospital of USC, Silver Room, 1500 San Pablo St.
12:00 am

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