About Brain Health and You

Don’t miss the opportunity to have casual conversations with experts from the UNLV Department of Brain Health! We connect our research to your everyday life through a free seminar.

Brain Health and You is a quarterly lunch hour meeting that covers a broad range of topics on brain health. Join moderator Kate Zhong and her guests from UNLV, the Cleveland Clinic, and beyond for an insightful conversation about Alzheimer's and Brain Health. Participants are invited to join the free, engaging, and interactive forum.

Admission Information

This is a free community event, but we encourage everyone to register online for updates regarding event details.

Contact Information

Email brain.health@unlv.edu to register.
School of Integrated Health Sciences
Department of Brain Health

Your Speakers

Kate Zhong

Kate Zhong, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

Kate Zhong, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) is a geriatric psychiatrist, pharmacologist, Alzheimer’s clinical researcher and brain health advocate. She is an adjunct professor at the UNLV Department of Brain Health within the School of Integrated Health Sciences. She is the host and moderator of this lunchtime forum.

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Jefferson Kinney, PhD

Jefferson Kinney, PhD is the founding chair of the department of brain health in the School of Integrated Health Sciences, director of the Translational Biomarker Discovery Laboratory, and the first endowed chair of Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience. His research focuses on mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD

Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD, is a Neurologist and Director of the Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience at UNLV. He is a leading expert on Alzheimer’s disease and on the development of new therapies for brain disorders.

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Samantha E. John, PhD

Samantha E. John, PhD is a neuropsychologist and Director of the Cognitive Aging and Neuropsychological Equity (CANE) Lab. She studies health disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to improve diagnosis and disease monitoring across diverse groups.

Robert Levrant

Rob Levrant, PhD

Rob Levrant, PhD, is an Educational Psychologist and the Director of Strategic Initiatives and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the Division of Educational Outreach. His research focuses on adult learning, mentoring, and epistemic cognition.

Previous Events

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School of Integrated Health Sciences (SIHS)

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UNLV Science and Engineering Building

The School of Integrated Health Sciences at UNLV houses the departments of Brain Health, Physical Therapy, Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences, and Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences. Our primary mission is to provide quality education and service learning, conduct basic, translational and clinical research, integrate excellence in teaching, research and service to improve health care in the communities that we serve. Integrated health faculty and students positively impact and foster evolutionary changes in health sciences on local and national levels.

The Department of Brain Health Advances research, education, and practice to benefit brain health and the care and treatment of people with brain disorders across the lifespan. Our faculty specialize in several areas that range from basic and clinical research in neurodegenerative disease, neuropsychology, and Occupational therapy.