UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s Did you know that every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease? It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. But, there is hope: UW-Madison has made Alzheimer’s disease a priority and is committed to finding a cure. Two campus organizations comprise the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s: The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Wisconsin ADRC) provides groundbreaking research infrastructure. It is one of 30 centers in the country funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and is a center of excellence that has passed rigorous peer review. The Wisconsin ADRC is a laboratory without walls, a resource to UW Faculty and outside investigators who conduct clinical or basic science research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) is a transformational leader in world-class Alzheimer’s disease research and state-of-the-art public health programs. Cutting-edge prevention research, innovative education, and comprehensive community engagement are hallmarks that distinguish the institute as a visionary in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s exemplifies the Wisconsin Idea, in Wisconsin and beyond, through leading-edge research, education, and outreach programs with an emphasis on those populations that are underserved and at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.