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ABOUT WRAP:

 

FOR WRAP PARTICIPANTS:

 

FOR RESEARCHERS:

 

SITE CONTACTS:

  • MADISON: Shawn Bolin
    sbolin@wisc.edu
    Phone: 608-263-2854
    Toll-free: 1-800-417-4169

  • LA CROSSE: Carolyn Flock
    flock.carolyn@mayo.edu
    Phone: 608-392-7187
    Toll-free: 1-800-362-5454, ext. 27187

  • MILWAUKEE: Nia Norris
    ncnorris@wisc.edu
    Phone: 414-219-5159

What is WRAP?

  • The world’s largest longitudinal research study on adults whose parents were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
  • 1,550 individuals followed for the past 16 years on their biological, health and lifestyles factors that affect the disease.
  • The data’s richness includes cognition, lifestyle, physical activity, biomarkers, genetics, and metabolomics.
  • A registry of research volunteers available to other researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Addresses specific aims to confront health equity issues of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Participation in WRAP includes an initial study visit and follow-up visits every 2 years. At each visit, study volunteers are asked to:

  • Complete a series of questionnaires.
  • Have their height, weight and vital signs measured.
  • Complete cognitive tests to check memory and other cognitive skills.
  • Give a blood sample for laboratory testing.
  • Provide stored blood samples for use in future analyses.
  • Complete a brief medical exam with a trained clinician.
  • Optional procedure to collect valuable Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF). 

For More Information
For further information, please contact us at the site nearest you (listed below) and/or read more on WRAP: Frequently Asked Questions.

Madison site:

Shawn Bolin, sbolin@wisc.edu, 1-800-417-4169 or 608-263-2854

 

La Crosse site:

Carolyn Flock, flock.carolyn@mayo.edu, 1-800-362-5454, ext. 27187 or locally 608-392-7187

 

Milwaukee site:

Nia Norris, nia.norris@aurora.org, 414-219-5159


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