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Outstanding Alumni|College of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey L. Cummings -- 2005 Outstanding Alumnus

Bachelor of Science - 1970 - Zoology and Physiology

     Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., earned a B.S. in Zoology and Physiology, with high honors, in 1970. In 1974, he graduated from the University of Washington Medical School and entered an internship in the Yale-affiliated Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut. After completing a Neurology Residency and Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at Boston University, he received a research Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry and Neuropathology at the National Hospital for Nervous Disease in Queen Square, London.

     A student of Professor L. Floyd Clarke, Cummings credits Clarke with giving him enthusiasm for teaching and learning. “The University of Wyoming opened my mind and allowed me to dream big dreams that have come true,” Cummings notes.

     In 1980, Cummings joined the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles. He received an endowed chair, becoming the Augustus S. Rose Professor of Neurology.

     Cummings’s career is dedicated to the improved characterization and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. A national and global leader in this area of research, he is the author/editor of 20 books on Alzheimer’s disease and neuropsychiatry.

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