JEFFREY CUMMINGS
DR, M.D., SC.D.

AFFILIATION:
Cleveland Clinic

DEPARTMENT:
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Las Vegas, Nevada

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EDUCATION
2011- Doctorate – University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY USA

1980 – Fellowship – National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Neuropathology & Neuropsychiatry, London, United Kingdom

1979 – Fellowship – Boston University / Boston University Medical Center, Behavioral Neurology, Boston, MA USA 1978 – Residency – Boston University / Boston University Medical Center – Neurology, Boston, MA USA

1975 – Internship – Hartford Hospital Flexible, Hartford, CT USA

1974 – Medical School – University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA USA

1970 – Undergraduate – University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY USA

BIO
Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD, is Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada and Cleveland, Ohio.

He is the Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair of the Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Cummings is a world-renowned Alzheimer’s researcher and leader of clinical trials interested in developing therapies for brain diseases.

Dr. Cummings was formerly Professor of Neurology and 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 39 books and published over 650 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr. Cummings is the author of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), the most widely used tool for the assessment of neuropsychiatric symptoms and behavioral disturbances, and for measuring the effect of therapies in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Dr. Cumming’s research and leardership has been awknowledged with the following awards.

  • 2003- Srinivasan Orator award in Chennai, India
  • 2006- Henderson Award of the American Geriatrics Society
  • 2008- Research Award of the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
  • 2008- Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award of the national Alzheimer’s Association
  • 2010- Legacy Award from the Ticki Wilkerson-Kassel Movement Therapy Foundation
  • 2010- American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Distinguished Scientist Award
  • 2010- Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand
  • 2011- Honorary Doctor of Science by his Alma mater, University of Wyoming


In June 2009, he was also featured in the Gentleman’s Quarterly as a “Rockstar of Science.”

DECLARED FINANCIAL INTERESTS
Grants In kind research support from Avid Radiopharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals

Consultation for Pharmaceutical CompaniesDr. Cummings has provided consultation to Abbvie, Acadia, ADAMAS, Alzheon, Anavex, AstraZeneca, Avanir, Biogen-Idec, Biotie, Boehinger-Ingelheim, Chase, Eisai, Forum, Genentech, Grifols, Intracellular Therapies, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Neurotrope, Novartis, Nutricia, Otsuka, Pfizer, QR Pharma, Resverlogix, Roche, Suven, Takeda, and Toyoma companies.

Consultation for Assessment Companies Dr. Cummings had provided consultation to GE Healthcare and MedAvante.

Stock Dr. Cummings owns stock in ADAMAS, Prana, Sonexa, MedAvante, Neurotrax, and Neurokos

Other Dr. Cummings owns the copyright of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory

Expert witness/legal consultation Dr. Cummings has provided expert witness consultation regarding olanzapine and ropinerol.