A strong and responsive Administrative Core is a key component of the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center (BU ADC). The Administrative Core consists of a formal administrative structure under the leadership of the BU ADC Director, Dr Kowall. Three standing administrative committees have been established: the Executive Committee, the External Advisory Committee, and the Community Action Council and an ad hoc Internal Advisory Committee. In conjunction with the Center Director, these committees are responsible for coordinating, planning, overseeing, and evaluating all BU ADC activities and ensuring the optimal utilization of BU ADC resources. The budget for the Administrative Core supports centralized administrative personnel and activities relevant to the overall mission of the BU ADC. The budgets for other administrative functions assigned to specific cores are included in individual core budgets.
The aims of the BU ADC administrative core are: 1. To integrate, coordinate, direct and plan all BUADC activities and to ensure full compliance with all human subjects, animal welfare, scientific integrity, and financial policy requirements of NIH while promoting a culture that values and promotes the highest standards of ethics in clinical care and research guided by input from the scientific and lay communities. 2. To foster innovative AD research through a strong pilot project program, by facilitating cross-core interactions, and by maximizing resource utilization to support affiliated programs such as the Framingham Heart Study and the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. 3. To partner with the local, regional, national and international AD research community to support high impact research including the Framingham Heart Study, ADNI, ADCS, AD genetics consortium, and industry sponsored clinical trials. To ensure that all mandated data sets, such as the UDS, are submitted to NACC in an accurate and timely manner. 4. To support and inform the communities we serve regarding the benefits of the BU ADC and AD research. We have an active and engaged Community Action Council, have a longstanding and strong affiliation with the Massachusetts Alzheimer Association, and actively partner with Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the greater Boston area.

Public Health Relevance

The Administrative Core serves as the interface between internal BU ADC activities and external entities and ensures that internal BU ADC operations are optimally managed. It makes certain that BU ADC activities are consistent with the mission of the national NIA ADC program and that it is doing its best to meet the needs of the AD community.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1-ZIJ-5)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Boston University
United States
Zip Code
Armstrong, Richard A; McKee, Ann C; Alvarez, Victor E et al. (2017) Clustering of tau-immunoreactive pathology in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. J Neural Transm (Vienna) 124:185-192
Jutkowitz, Eric; Kane, Robert L; Gaugler, Joseph E et al. (2017) Societal and Family Lifetime Cost of Dementia: Implications for Policy. J Am Geriatr Soc 65:2169-2175
Moheb, Negar; Mendez, Mario F; Kremen, Sarah A et al. (2017) Executive Dysfunction and Behavioral Symptoms Are Associated with Deficits in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in Frontotemporal Dementia. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 43:89-99
Cherry, Jonathan D; Stein, Thor D; Tripodis, Yorghos et al. (2017) CCL11 is increased in the CNS in chronic traumatic encephalopathy but not in Alzheimer's disease. PLoS One 12:e0185541
Guan, Yue; Roter, Debra L; Erby, Lori H et al. (2017) Disclosing genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease to cognitively impaired patients and visit companions: Findings from the REVEAL Study. Patient Educ Couns 100:927-935
Montenigro, Philip H; Alosco, Michael L; Martin, Brett M et al. (2017) Cumulative Head Impact Exposure Predicts Later-Life Depression, Apathy, Executive Dysfunction, and Cognitive Impairment in Former High School and College Football Players. J Neurotrauma 34:328-340
Waring, J D; Dimsdale-Zucker, H R; Flannery, S et al. (2017) Effects of mild cognitive impairment on emotional scene memory. Neuropsychologia 96:240-248
Monsell, Sarah E; Mock, Charles; Fardo, David W et al. (2017) Genetic Comparison of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Persons With Alzheimer Disease Neuropathology. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 31:232-238
Mez, Jesse; Daneshvar, Daniel H; Kiernan, Patrick T et al. (2017) Clinicopathological Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Players of American Football. JAMA 318:360-370
Mez, Jesse; Marden, Jessica R; Mukherjee, Shubhabrata et al. (2017) Alzheimer's disease genetic risk variants beyond APOE ?4 predict mortality. Alzheimers Dement (Amst) 8:188-195

Showing the most recent 10 out of 563 publications