Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC)

The UK-ADRC is supported (1985 – 2021) by a major grant from the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG072946). Our center is made up of a multidisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to research, clinical care, and education.

Our team includes the following:

  • Members of the faculty at the University of Kentucky and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging;
  • Postdoctoral fellows and other trainees; and,
  • A diverse staff including study coordinators, social workers, research nurses, technicians, and research assistants.


Linda J. Van Eldik, PhD
Director and Principal Investigator
Professor of Neuroscience

Associate Directors

Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology

Richard J. Kryscio, PhD
Professor of Statistics


Beverly Baesler
Financial Officer

The UK-ADRC is organized into five core components, one satellite, and pilot projects: