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Clinical Investigations

Updated:  September 29, 2016

Latino CORE Study


En español: El estudio Latino CORE

Latino CORE is a unique study designed for older Latino adults. The goal is to learn about the aging process and the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease of older Latino adults. The study includes yearly visits conducted at the participant’s home, at no cost. The study can be conducted in Spanish or English.

To join the Latino CORE study, individuals must:

  • Be Latino/a or Hispanic
  • Be 65 years and older
  • Have no diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

What do you have to do to be part of the Latino CORE study?

  • Meet all of the eligibility criteria
  • Participate in an annual study visit that includes a memory exam, a blood draw, and answering questions about your health and lifestyle*. All participants receive a copy of their memory and blood test results.
  • Consider organ donation at the time of death

*The study visits are not meant to not replace regular medical care. The goal of Latino CORE is to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and Latinos.

Individuals who join the Latino CORE study will be making an important contribution to our knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and the aging process of older Latino adults.

For more information, please contact Yadira Montoya at (312) 942-2910.

It Takes a Village 


It takes a village to understand aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Creating this village is the idea behind the Rush Memory Clinic Data Repository. A repository is a database of individuals who provide basic information about themselves and their health. This repository is made up of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and also healthy seniors and adults. Once in the repository, staff from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) will find studies right for the person’s needs and interests. At the RADC there are many different types of studies.


Joining a study is always voluntary. “It is also very important that our repository be diverse. We are looking for people of different race and ethnic communities to work with us,” commented Dr. Raj C. Shah, MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Medical Director of the Rush Memory Clinic. “To truly understand the aging process and Alzheimer’s disease, we need people from all communities. We want to limit the risk of Alzheimer’s disease for everyone.”

Consider joining the efforts to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about research volunteer opportunities at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center please call 312-947-7232 or email


Click here to download information flyer.


Illinois Women's Health Registry


The Illinois Women's Health Registry needs more women for research studies

To help women and medical professionals in Illinois find out why diseases affect women differently than men, the Institute for Women's Health Research at Northwestern University has created the Illinois Women's Health Registry. The Registry will also make a concerted effort to include women from diverse social classes and racial/ethnic backgrounds in order to promote diversity in research studies and clinical trials. 

For more information about the Illinois Women's Health Registry, click here.

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