Consortium of Alzheimer's Disease Centers

Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related DisordersEducation 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, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and the University of Texas at Austin. 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.

2017-2018 Steering Committee

Last updated December 8, 2017