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Jeffrey Cummings

MD, ScD

Vice Chair for Research and Research Professor
UNLV Department of Brain Health
Director
Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings is Vice Chair for Research and a research professor in the Department of Brain Health at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, as well as a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. He is also the director of the Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Dr. Cummings completed his internship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT; a neurology residency and behavioral neurology fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA; and neuropathology and neuropsychiatry postgraduate research at the National Hospital for Neurological Diseases in London, England. Dr. Cummings earned his doctorate of science degree from the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

A world-renowned Alzheimer’s disease researcher and leader of clinical trials, Dr. Cummings has received many awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (2017), the Leadership and Achievement Award by the International Society of CNS Drug Development (2018), and the Melvin Goodes Prize of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (2019). In June of 2009 he was acclaimed the “Rock Star of Science” by Gentleman’s Quarterly.

Dr. Cummings’ interests embrace clinical trials, developing new therapies for brain diseases, and the interface of neuroscience and society. Along with his extensive leadership in medical organizations and boards specializing in the research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, he has authored or edited 43 books and published more than 725 peer-reviewed papers on the topics of Alzheimer’s disease, other neurological disorders, and clinical trials.

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