Cleveland Clinic’s own Dr. Kate Zhong, Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development at Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, spoke to the next generation of Nevada leaders at the Women’s Research Institute on June 9.
The NEW Leadership Nevada Summer Institute was held June 6 through 11 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and made strides to provide women with resources to develop their own leadership skills. Dr. Zhong provided valuable insight, as a leader of clinical research teams holding trials to discover optimal treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other degenerative brain diseases.
As a first-generation immigrant, Dr. Zhong came from poverty, only owning one small suitcase when she arrived in America. “I hope to inspire our future women leaders to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams, the American dream,” Dr. Zhong stated.
Due to Dr. Zhong’s efforts, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has become one of the largest active research facilities for clinical trials and treatment for brain disease in America. Named “Alzheimer’s Ambassador” by Vegas Magazine and awarded numerous other honors for her work, Dr. Zhong’s achievements have shaped Las Vegas’s health, culture and history.
Joanne Goodwin, Director of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada, said, “It is important to provide high-quality training to Nevada’s future women leaders. Part of that is hearing from women like Dr. Zhong who have demonstrated a path to leadership that is uniquely their own.”
After six years at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Dr. Zhong is stepping down from her role at the center to further pursue her personal goals. HealthyBrains.org graciously thanks Dr. Zhong for all her work on the Healthy Brains initiative and creating the six pillars of brain health. Her hard work and innovation will continue to inspire future community brain health leaders.