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Consortium of Alzheimer's Disease Centers

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Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Education Code, Chapter 154 (HB1504, 76R), passed during the 76th legislative session, directed the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (Council) to establish a Consortium of Alzheimer's Disease Centers (Consortium) in Texas. Consortium members include: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas A&M University Health Science Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Click to visit the Texas Alzheimer’s Research Consortium. The purpose of the Consortium is to create a systematic approach to the provision of uniform clinical services and to the sharing of research data. Specifically, the Consortium will:

  • Offer clinical services to all patients of the Consortium's clinical centers, notwithstanding the independent status of each participant;
  • Establish a database to:
    • Make data available to Consortium centers;
    • Provide a resource index to facilitate research projects; and
    • Provide data on patient health outcomes to appropriate state agencies and to researchers in Texas; and
  • With the aid of the Council and the National Alzheimer's Association and its Texas chapters, develop and distribute to patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals educational materials and services, and inform patients of any research projects and therapeutic trials open for their participation.

As directed by H.B. 1504, the Council established a steering committee for the purpose of advising the Council on activities related to the Consortium. The steering committee is composed of one representative from each consortium member institution and the Chairman of the Council.

According to H.B. 1504, the Council may receive state appropriated funds for the purpose of supporting the research activities of the Consortium. The Council may also solicit and accept gifts, grants, and donations for the Consortium.

 

2014-2015 Steering Committee Roster

Perrie M. Adams, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Rachelle Smith Doody, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Thomas J. Fairchild, Ph.D.
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Donald R. Royall, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas

Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Bryan, Texas

Chuang-Kuo Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Lubbock, Texas

Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, TARCC Oversight

The Honorable Clint Hackney
Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Austin, Texas

Debbie Hanna
Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Austin, Texas

Rita Hortenstine 
Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders 
Dallas, Texas

TARCC Staff

Susan Ristine, M.S. 
Austin, Texas

Last updated September 23, 2014