Welcome!

The San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) is one of only eight AD-RCMARs across the United States. Established in 2018, the purpose of our center is two-fold:

1) To enhance the diversity of researchers studying Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) by focusing on the recruitment and career development of scientists from underrepresented backgrounds; and

2) To fill critical gaps in ADRD research, with a particular emphasis of our Center on ADRD research focused on Latinos.

Our Center is a joint partnership between the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University.


Deadline Extended! We are now accepting applications for one-year pilot project awards of up to $35,000 for the 2022-2023 academic year! Please view the call for proposals below. Letters of intent are due by 5pm PST on Monday, January 24, 2022.


Welcome SD AD-RCMAR 2021-22 Scientists!

Congratulations to our 2021-22 cohort!

We are beyond proud of our 2020-2021 cohort of scientists. The future of aging research in underrepresented communities looks brighter because of you all! Congrats!


The importance of our Center’s work has also been highlighted on the UCSD-TV Alzheimer’s Disease – The Brain Channel

Find out more about the importance of understanding Alzheimer’s Disease in Latinos in this Op-Ed from the Los Angeles Times authored by Dr. Hector Gonzalez, one of our Principal Investigators. View article here