The Washington University School of Medicine Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center Research Education Component was started in May 2020.  The long-term goal of the REC is to develop and support a diverse group of independent ADRD researchers by helping trainees to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as an independent ADRD investigator.

By developing a dynamic training pipeline, the Knight ADRC REC hopes to meet the nation’s need for a diverse clinical translational workforce in Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD). The REC will assist trainees with career development along the entire training continuum by leveraging national collaborative relationships as well as the rich research and training resources available at Washington University, and will provide resources and mentoring to all levels of trainees.

The REC program includes: 

  • A 1 to 2-year appointment
  • Training in core ADRD and research competencies
  • Training in basic, clinical and translational research concepts necessary for furthering innovative research on AD
  • Mentorship to advance research independence

This program does not provide salary support but does provide potential funds for travel, didactic coursework, and other miscellaneous training needs. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have protected time to carry out their research project and engage in training.