Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI)
Setting the Standard for Alzheimer Research
|Dr. Jeffrey Cummings' Bio|
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings is the originator/author of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory and owns the copyright of the NPI.
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings is Professor of Neurotherapeutics and Drug Development in the Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic; he is Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, Nevada and Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Cummings was formerly the Augustus S. Rose Professor of Neurology and Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA. He was the 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.
Dr. Cummings has expertise in neuropsychiatric assessment, outcomes in clinical trials, clinical trial design and analysis and global clinical trials. He is a frequent consultant to industry.
Dr. Cummings has authored more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and 30 books on Alzheimer’s disease, neuropsychiatry, and clinical trials.
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings is a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), the NINDS Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease (NET-PD) oversight committee, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurologic Association, American Neuropsychiatric Association (past president), Behavioral Neurology Society (past president), and American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (honorary member), among many prestigious organizations.
Dr. Cummings has served on the editorial boards of Neurology, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Brain and Cognition, Neurocase, CNS Spectrums, and Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders among others.
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings' Education
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wyoming, Laramie and obtained his MD degree (with thesis) from the University of Washington, Seattle. He completed internship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut and did his Neurology residency at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Jeffrey Cummings had his specialty training in Behavioral Neurology at Boston University and pursued advanced studies in Neuropsychiatry and Neuropathology at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London.
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings' Awards
Dr. Cummings received the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. He was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand (FRCP, Hon, Thailand)(2010).
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings received the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award from the National Alzheimer’s Association (2008) [See photos to the right], the Research Award from the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (2008), the Henderson Award of the American Geriatric Society (2005), the Srinivasan Orator award in Chennai, India (2003), and has received numerous other awards and honors. Dr. Cummings was featured in GQ (Gentleman's Quarterly) in 2009 as one of the nation's "Rockstars of Science."
Dr. Cummings’ interests embrace the neuropsychiatry of neurologic disorders, biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases, and clinical trials and drug development for neurologic diseases.
Senator Mark Werner, Alzheimer Association CEO Harry Johns, Jeffrey Cummings, Dr. Kate Cummings (Zhong), Mrs. Gingrich, New Gingrich.
Jeffrey Cummings and wife with master of ceremonies Chris Matthews.
Dr. Cummings accepts the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award from former Miss America Phyllis George.