About the Center / Who We Are
USC's Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is a university-based research center that provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services. It includes USC's Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) and two State of California Alzheimer Disease Centers (ADC). The USC-ADRC pioneered in dementia research and treatment. In 1984, USC was awarded the earliest funding by the National Institute of Aging to establish a research center focused on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
The USC-MAC has become a foremost resource for researchers, volunteers, patients and caregivers on memory and aging. Our goal is to continue to provide participants with precise and accurate diagnoses, comprehensive care plans and access to leading-edge clinical trials while advancing the understanding of Alzheimer's disease. The staff includes neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, and social workers who collaborate with basic scientists on diagnosis, treatment and research. There are three clinic locations.
The center is directed by Helena Chui, MD. Dr. Chui is Chairman of the Department of Neurology and a Board Certified Neurologist who joined USC in 1981. For over 20 years, her research has focused on Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementias such as ischemic vascular dementia.