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, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, and the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. Click to visit the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care 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 for: 
    • Making data available to each Consortium participant according to its specific activities; 
    • Providing a resource index to facilitate research projects; and 
    • Providing data on patient health outcomes to appropriate state agencies and to researchers in this state; and 
  • With the aid of the Council and the National Alzheimer's Association or its affiliate, develop and distribute to patients, caregivers, and health care 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, to advise the Council on consortium activities, the Council shall establish a steering committee composed of one representative from each Consortium participant

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 solicit and accept gifts, grants, and donations for the Consortium.


2017-2018 Steering Committee

http://www.txalzresearch.org/research/tarcc-committees/

Last updated April 18, 2018