Joy Chambers-Grundy Professor of Brain Sciences, Department of Brain Health, School of Integrated Health Sciences;
Director of the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD (HC), is the Joy Chambers-Grundy Professor of Brain Sciences, Director of the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience, Co-Director of the Pam Quirk Brain Health and Biomarker Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) Innovation Incubator in the Department of Brain Health, School of Integrated Health Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Dr. Cummings is globally recognized for his contributions to Alzheimer's research, drug development, and clinical trials. Dr. Cummings has been honored for his research and leadership contributions in the field of Alzheimer's disease through the Henderson Award of the American Geriatrics Society, the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award of the national Alzheimer's Association, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, Distinguished Scientist Award of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Leadership and Achievement Award by the International Society of CNS Drug Development, Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award from the national Alzheimer's Association, International Psychogeriatric Association Distinguished Service Award, Arthur Cherkin Memorial Award (UCLA), and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Melvin R. Goodes Prize. He was featured in the Gentleman's Quarterly 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, United States. His 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 Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology and Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, Director of the Deane F. Johnson Center for Neurotherapeutics at UCLA, and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. His scientific achievements were recognized with a Science Doctorate (ScD) from his alma mater, University of Wyoming. 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 850 peer-reviewed papers.
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