Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Receives $500,000 Donation From The Engelstad Foundation
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has been selected to receive a $500,000 donation from The Engelstad Foundation to support its Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program.
This is the second gift The Engelstad Foundation has made to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s GME program, marking a total contribution of $1 million. The funds will be used to support training for eight post-graduate neurology and neuropsychology fellows.
“Given that 70% of physicians practice medicine within the community where they completed their GME, we believe the most efficient way to bring top-tier talent to southern Nevada is to offer high-demand medical education programs,” said Dylan Wint, M.D., NV Energy Chair for Brain Health Education at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. “I am grateful for this generous gift from The Engelstad Foundation as it allows us to do just that. It is wonderful to have a community partner that shares a passion for expanding health education opportunities, and is committed to increasing the medical talent in the Las Vegas community.”
“Investing in our next generation of physicians is one of the best possible investments you can make,” said Kris Engelstad McGarry, trustee of The Engelstad Foundation. “The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health continues to be a vital resource and beacon of hope for our community. We know this gift will further strengthen their mission and the medical talent here in Southern Nevada.”
If you are interested in funding the training of the next generation of Nevada’s health care providers, please contact us at 702.263.9797 or DonateNevada@ccf.org.
About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases; multiple sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia and related disorders; and multiple system atrophy. The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth and http://www.keepmemoryalive.org.