Research is a chief mission of the Penn Memory Center. We offer the clinical trials you’d expect, and much more.

The PMC conducts and participates in a wide range of studies related to Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, brain-aging, and lifelong brain health. These studies are open to older adults with cognitive problems, and those with normal memory and thinking, known in research has “normal controls.”

Read about open Penn Memory Center research studies.
“Participating in Alzheimer’s Research: For Yourself and Future Generations”

Learn more about participating in Alzheimer’s research and related clinical trials with the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center’s e-booklet. This resource offers insight into the types of clinical research that is conducted, FAQ’s, and more.

Participating in Alzheimer’s Research: For Yourself and Future Generations

Penn Memory Center’s Brain Health Research Registry

To find out about the Penn Memory Center’s new Brain Health Research Registry, please contact Tigist Hailu, Coordinator for Diversity in Research, at or 215-573-6095.  By enrolling in the Penn Memory Center’s Brain Health Research Registry you’ll play a vital role in research. The Registry serves as the research recruitment resource for investigators at the Penn Memory Center who are studying brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, which affects over 5 million people in the US.

The Penn Memory Center Brain Health Research Registry is a confidential database that is made up of people like you who have volunteered to consider participation in research studies. We will contact you periodically with a list of research studies that you may consider joining. Participation is always optional and all information is kept confidential.

Questions? Please contact Tigist Hailu, Coordinator for Diversity in Research, at or 215-573-6095. Click here to download a copy of the registry form.