The Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD) has received a $40.5M grant from the National Insitute of Aging (NIA) that will fund the study’s research for the next five years. ACAD recruits Asian Americans and Canadians in nine research sites across North America to study Alzheimer’s genetics. UPenn is one of 16 research centers where this data is processed.
As of May 2023, more than 1,800 individuals have joined the interest list for the study, with 713 formally consented to enroll. The new grant aims to expand enrollment and recruit at least 5,000 participants over five years.
This grant is a massive milestone in expanding our understanding of the links between genetics and Alzheimer’s in Asian Americans and Canadians.