Your Brain Matters! Protecting your hard earned Wisdom.

  • Tue, February 11, 2020
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W Brown Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


  • Member registration for NV IWF Las Vegas Februray Luncheon - Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings M.D., Sc.D.
  • Guest Registration for NV IWF February Luncheon - Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD

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is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases.

On February 11th, please join us to hear from one of the world's leading experts in Alzheimer and Dementia research, Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D.. Dr. Cummings will present an overview of Alzheimer’s and how it differs from dementia and from aging.  He will discuss recent advances in Alzheimer’s disease and treatment. 

He will emphasize brain health and what you can do to protect your memory.

    Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D.

    Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD, is Vice Chair of Research, UNLV Department of Brain Health. He is Founding Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Cummings is Principal Investigator/Director of the NIH/NIGMS-funded Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience. 

    Dr. Cummings is a world-renowned Alzheimer’s researcher and leader of clinical trials.  He has been recognized for his research and leadership contributions in the field of Alzheimer’s disease through the Henderson Award of the American Geriatrics Society (2006), the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award of the national Alzheimer’s Association (2008), and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (2017). In 2010, he was honored by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry with their Distinguished Scientist Award.  In 2018, he was honored with the Leadership and Achievement Award by the International Society of CNS Drug Development, and he received the Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award from the national Alzheimer’s Association. In 2019, he received the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s Melvin R. Goodes Prize that honors an innovative researcher who has made a significant and lasting impact in the field. He was featured in the Gentleman’s Quarterly (June 2009) as a “Rock Star of Science™.” 

    Dr. Cummings’ interests embrace clinical trials, developing new therapies for brain diseases, and the interface of neuroscience and society.

    Dr. Cummings completed Neurology residency and a Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.  US training was followed by a Research Fellowship in Neuropathology and Neuropsychiatry at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London, England. Dr. Cummings was formerly Augustas Rose Professor of Neurology and Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA, and Director of the Deane F. Johnson Center for Neurotherapeutics at UCLA. He is past president of the Behavioral Neurology Society and of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. 

    Dr. Cummings has authored or edited 43 books and published over 750 peer-reviewed papers.   

    Questions? Contact us at nviwf.gm@gmail.com

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