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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.


  • UW–Madison receives $150 million grant to lead nationwide Alzheimer’s disease study

    The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been awarded the largest National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding award in the history of UW–Madison . Sterling Johnson, PhD, will lead the research initiative that involves all 37 Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers in the United States.

  • The Precious Gift of More

    People facing Alzheimer’s disease long for more time. More memories. More days of feeling like nothing has changed. But the heartbreaking reality is that all these things are stripped away, often with little warning. That’s why the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s (IEA) is pioneering the most advanced research initiatives and treatments to give people and their families hope for the future.

  • Summer 2023 News for Memorable Friends

    Read the Summer 2023 ‘News for Memorable Friends’ online and find the latest news and upcoming events.

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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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