Our mission is to serve persons affected by dementia and their caregivers by integrating ADRD translational research at the University of Virginia to the state's surrounding regions and beyond, to form a cohesive, organized center.


  1. ENGAGE communities of caregivers, people with dementia, and healthy elders in the research process, and provide for individuals from all races, education levels, and geographic regions to ensure that our data is representative of our community.
  2. CREATE an innovative data science infrastructure so that our work is FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable), while preserving robust security. Develop new tools and methods to advance the work.
  3. PROMOTE sustainable growth of the VADC by recruiting additional dementia-focused researchers, funding innovative projects, and educating the next generation of leaders and scientists.