Training We Support
Cleveland Clinic Nevada hosts a robust education program that starts at the elementary school level with field trips to the center’s Frank Gehry-designed campus (“It’s such a cool building!”) and outreach to middle and high school classrooms. At the college level, students with interests in medicine, neuroscience, bioengineering and related fields participate in more intensive summer internships that include clinical rotations, case presentations and scientific journal review.
Mentoring the Next Generation
Seventy percent of trainees stay in the city in which they complete their graduate medical education (GME). Given the need for more medical providers in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Nevada is serving an important role in Las Vegas for medical residents who, having completed four years of medical school, are training in their chosen specialties.
Aaron Ritter, MD, started in 2014 as Cleveland Clinic Nevada’s first behavioral neurology fellow; in 2016, upon completion of his training, he joined as a staff neuropsychiatrist. Subsequently, Cleveland Clinic Nevada has established fellowships in neuropsychology and multiple sclerosis. We’re always proud of those who become colleagues in our local community, as have alumni of our behavioral neurology and neuropsychology programs. Aspiring medical professionals can learn more about training at Cleveland Clinic Nevada.
Las Vegas Legacy Neuroscience Education Chair: Meet Dylan Wint
A 2020 gift from Solomon “Sol” “Solly” Lew and Raymond “Ray” and Roseann “Rosey” Park has funded the Las Vegas Legacy Neuroscience Education Chair, which is already helping Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health amplify its efforts to expand brain health education for Nevada’s current and future healthcare professionals. Dylan Wint, MD, a dually trained neurologist and psychiatrist who has led Cleveland Clinic Nevada education programs since 2010, is the inaugural holder of the chair. “The funding of a chair by members of the community means that they want something done in a particular area,” he says. “The chair also means that the community and Cleveland Clinic have placed their trust in me to accomplish a mission that is important to them. I take that responsibility very seriously.”
Investing in the Future: Meet Virendra Mishra
Virendra Mishra, PhD, Associate Staff at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, won a Keep Memory Alive Young Scientist award in 2017. In 2020, he has secured yet another round of funding — this time, a prestigious R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“We invest in our young scientists with the hope and expectation that important, potentially life-changing discoveries will come out of that investment,” says Marwan Sabbagh, MD, Director of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. “Dr. Mishra’s $3.8 million NIH grant proves that investment is worth it.”
Dr. Mishra’s study aims to use biomarkers to develop a predictive mathematical model to identify specific individuals with Parkinson’s disease who may develop dementia as their disorder progresses.
Funding a Keep Memory Alive Young Scientist
The award, funded by individual donors and foundations, supports the work of scientists early in their careers to advance understanding of neurological diseases, which can lead to new treatments. To fund a young scientist, contact our development team at 702.263.9797 or DonateNevada@ccf.org.