The Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience

A multidisciplinary enterprise with inter-disciplinary networks. CNTN includes neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, basic scientists, imaging experts, data experts, assessment experts, and administrative personnel.

A collaborative enterprise between the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the University of Nevada Las Vegas

Training the next generation of neuroscientists is critical to solving the neurological problems that afflict mankind and that are becoming more common with the aging of the global population.

Get Involved: CNTN is deeply committed to enhancing the biomedical and scientific workforce in Nevada. We are seeking collaborators interested in using data generated by our cores and projects.


  • To develop and support the research careers of Nevada junior investigators in the area of neurodegenerative disease  
  • To foster and expand a sustainable research environment in Nevada 
  • To promote research with the potential to lead to new approaches to prevention, treatment, and understanding of neurodegenerative disease


  • A strong scientific workforce and infrastructure, which translates basic scientific advances in the area of neurodegenerative disease into improved public health for Nevada and the world.