The Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience (CNTN) is a multidisciplinary enterprise with inter-disciplinary networks. CNTN includes neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, basic scientists, imaging experts, data experts, assessment experts, and administrative personnel.

CNTN has three cores: Administrative Core, providing leadership and guidance; Clinical and Translational Research Core, enlisting participants and collecting data; and Data Management and Statistics Core, managing, archiving, sharing, and analyzing the data collected.

CNTN is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has components located at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Funds provided by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences are shared between these two institutions.


  • To advance the careers of junior investigators in the area of Neurodegenerative Disease (NDD)
  • To promote research vital to the nation in resolving the challenges associated with the burgeoning population of patients w/NDD
  • To advance the careers of junior investigators of the CNTN
  • To advance a sustainable research environment for Nevada


  • Well trained scientific workforce to address the problems posed by NDD
  • Advance the understanding of NDD
  • A world without NDD

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