The overarching goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) is to validate biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) clinical trials while addressing the growing inequity in AD research and clinical care.
The ADNI Engagement Core (led by Drs. Ozioma Okonkwo and Monica Rivera Mindt) is dedicated to increasing the engagement of underrepresented populations (URPs) in Alzheimer’s disease research, cultivating a diverse, culturally competent workforce with URPs; and investigating ethnocultural disparities in dementia. By providing mentored training in basic, clinical, translational, and community-engaged research concepts to a cohort of emerging URP investigators, the Engagement Core aims to equip these trainees with the tools necessary for success in conducting innovative dementia research, thereby closing the gap of AD health inequities and ending the current dearth of AD investigators from URP backgrounds.
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