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Analysis Core

The Analysis Core (AnC) is designed to provide the data management and analysis infrastructure and methodological training in population-based Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) research to support the pilot projects for the Carolina Center on Alzheimer’s Disease and Minority Research (CCADMR).

The AnC is organized into two cooperative service activity subunits: the Biostatistics Unit (BSU) and the Population Science Unit (PSU). The BSU, led by Dr. Hardin, provides services for statistical modeling and inference. The PSU, led by Dr. Adams, assists AD-RCMAR Scientists in translating their theoretical questions into testable, empirical analyses using large, population-based datasets. Jointly, the BSU and PSU provides mentoring in effective data management, analysis, interpretation of theoretically informed research questions, and translation of analyses into presentations and publications.

The AnC has developed research supports that is made available to AD-RCMAR Scientists in the use of the following population-based datasets: South Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Registry, the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Additional secondary datasets on minority aging being developed by the Deep South RCMAR is also made available for pilot projects. Other secondary datasets, identified by the Analysis Workgroup of the RCMAR Coordinating Center is available for pilot projects.

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