The Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) is currently recruiting persons age 50 or older with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to participate in TARCC research studies. TARCC is also recruiting adults with normal cognition to serve as research "control" study participants.

All TARCC research participants receive a free standard physical exam as well as free comprehensive clinical, neurological and neuro-psychological evaluation at one of the TARCC research sites. Blood is drawn to collect samples for genetic, biomarker and laboratory analyses and to bank for use in addressing current and future research questions. A complete follow-up examination is conducted annually for all research participants. Research participants receive an annual $100 stipend for participation in the study.

For more information on how to participate in TARCC research studies, please contact the Project Coordinator at one of the following sites by clicking on the links below.

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Monica Rodriguer, BS, MA
TARCC Project Coordinator
(713) 798-5385
monica.rodriguer@bcm.edu

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
Vicki Perez, CRC
TARCC Project Coordinator
(806) 743-5604
vicki.g.perez@ttuhsc.edu

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
Lisa Alvarez, MA
TARCC Project Coordinator
(817) 735-0275
lisa.alvarez@unthsc.edu

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Marsha Polk, MMED
TARCC Project Coordinator
(210) 567-1236
polk@uthscsa.edu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Sarah Brisebois, BA
TARCC Project Coordinator
(214) 648-9331
sarah.brisebois@utsouthwestern.edu