The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has announced a $6 million commitment from Joy Chambers-Grundy and the late Reg Grundy to establish a center dedicated to research on and the treatment of neurological disorders.
The Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience at the School of Integrated Health Sciences will work to advance research on how a healthy brain functions, track the successes and failures of Alzheimer's disease clinical trials around the world, and accelerate drug development and treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The gift also will endow chairs for Jefferson Kinney, head of the UNLV Department of Brain Health, and an endowed professorship for Jeffrey Cummings, director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, who will lead the center.
"The Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience will advance the science of brain health in tangible ways to transform the lives of millions of people affected by neurodegenerative diseases today and into the future," said Ronald T. Brown, dean of the School of Integrated Health Sciences.
"My darling late husband, Reg, and I have always been drawn to support this wonderful cause that aims to end the suffering for so many people," said Chambers-Grundy. "Our fervent hope is that scientists across the world can collaborate with Dr. Cummings and other top researchers at UNLV to find treatments for brain disorders and help people thrive in their daily lives."