‌Alzheimer's & Related Diseases Research Award Fund 

‌In 1982, the Virginia General Assembly established a research award fund entitled the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund (ARDRAF).  "The awards shall be given annually to scientists in Virginia in order to support research into the causes of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, ‌methods of treatment, ways that families can cope with the stresses of the disease, and the impact of the disease on the  citizens of the Commonwealth."

Since ARDRAF's creation, VCoA has provided seed funds for research in Alzheimer's and other dementias at institutions around the state. These funds are used to stimulate innovative research into biomedical and psychosocial aspects of dementia, including cell biology, caregiving, and animal modeling

To learn more, click on the sections below or contact Dr. Constance L. Coogle at (804) 828-1525 or e-mail at ccoogle@vcu.edu.

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For assistance accessing information related to ARDRAF, please contact the Virginia Center on Aging at 804-828-1525. 

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