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Supporting research, education and health equity

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are working to improve the lives of people affected by this devastating diagnosis. Our cutting-edge science is finding new strategies to slow, delay, and prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms, while specialized education and outreach programs support families and dementia caregivers, improve early diagnosis, and work to reduce health disparities in underserved communities.

Together, we can improve lives and build a future without Alzheimer’s disease — in Wisconsin and beyond.


  • 2024 Shamrock Shuffle boosts Alzheimer’s research funding

    On March 16, the Anchor Bay Bar and Grill in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, hosted its 2024 Shamrock Shuffle, raising $16,750 for the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s (IEA). Their commitment to the IEA not only helps advance scientific understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's but also brings hope to countless loved ones affected by this challenging condition.

  • Remember Me Red Run raises $17,000 for UW IEA

    The 6th annual Remember Me Red Run, held on May 11 at Bailey’s Run Vineyard & Winery in beautiful New Glarus, was a tremendous success, raising $17,000 for the Remember Me Red Fund to benefit the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s (IEA).

  • We’re hiring! The IEA seeks an associate director of development

    The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking a development professional to support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s (IEA).

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Featured Friends

  • Dr. Todd C. Flynn Scholarship Fund

    Todd C. Flynn, PhD, led a vibrant life as a clinical and forensic psychologist, working with children, adolescents, families, veterans and enlisted folks throughout his career. His family has established a scholarship fund in his name that will help support the IEA Innovation Fund, which provides project funding for researchers from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI).

  • Why I support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s: Ann Brewer

    I am honored to be a member of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Initiative to End Alzheimer’s Board of Visitors. Many of us on the board, including myself, have personally lived with the devastating effects of a loved one’s journey through this illness.

  • Matt and Linda Lepay

    Matt and Linda Lepay support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer's and share their personal story.

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