Course Details

Virtual Agenda

Learning Objectives

The course will cover a wide range of topics in Alzheimer’s Research and Clinical Trial Design.


trainees to secure IRB approval, funding, or other necessary milestones toward performance of a clinical trial


career choices toward ADRD research for investigators


the pipeline of qualified investigators of diverse professional and demographic backgrounds for the future of ADRD research

After completing this course, Professionals Track attendees should be able to:


the different populations enrolled in ADRD trials and the different purposes of clinical trials in each


the ethical and logistical challenges to successful clinical trials


the urgent need to diversify the populations enrolled in ADRD clinical trials

After completing this course, Fellowship Track attendees should be able to:


essential choices and write an acceptable protocol sufficient for conduct and regulatory approval at any phase of development

Critically evaluate

scientific literature describing interventional research


the optimal design for a clinical trial based on the population under study, the scientific question, and the intervention type


the team science approach to clinical trial design, conduct, analysis, and reporting

CME Information

CME credits will be offered through the USC Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Application Process

The 2020 Application Portal is closed. Check back in early 2021 to apply to the IMPACT-AD 2021 cohort.

Prior to submitting an application, if you’re a first-time user you must first register with proposalCENTRAL and complete a Professional Profile. Below are instructions to create and submit your application.

  • Login to proposalCENTRAL (
  • If you’re a first-time user, click Create One Now and complete the information and Save
  • You will receive a confirmation number from proposalCENTRAL – enter the number
  • Click the Grant Opportunities tab and search IMPACT-AD Fellowship or Professionals Track, click Apply to start the application process


Applications to the Professionals and Fellowship Tracks will require submission of:
The Fellowship Track will also require submission of:


2021 TBD

Course Dates