Equity for African Americans in Alzheimer’s disease

For 20 years, the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center has worked to boost diversity in clinical trials

Washington University has worked hard to break the national pattern. In 2000, it established one of the country’s earliest groups dedicated to increasing African American participation in Alzheimer’s research: the African American Advisory Board at the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC). Today, African Americans make up 17% of Knight ADRC volunteers, up from 3% in 1999.

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