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October 2, 2014

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Q+A:

Larry Ruvo: ‘Las Vegans haven’t comprehended the importance of a medical school in Southern Nevada’

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Larry Ruvo, circa 2013.

With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.

Larry Ruvo, vice president/general manager of Southern Wine & Spirits, founder of Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Living or dead, what person do you admire the most?

Too many, but certainly Gandhi, Pope John Paul II and President George H.W. Bush.

What is the best quality you like about a person?

Honesty.

What are you currently reading?

A "You" book from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen on health.

How do you prefer to get your news and literature: digital or hard copy?

I rely on both.

What is your most recognizable characteristic?

I would like to think generosity and helping my neighbor.

Which words or phrases do you overuse?

Thank God.

What makes you happy?

Spending time on my ranch or on my boat with family and friends.

What is your most prized possession?

Of course, my family.

What is your most embarrassing moment as a prominent figure?

Don't recall ever having one.

If you could make up the Nevada state motto, what would it be?

Our teachers are the unsung heroes of our state.

What is your greatest accomplishment in 2013?

Expanding the programs at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Any regrets this past year?

Las Vegans haven’t comprehended the importance of a medical school in Southern Nevada.

What is your top priority moving into 2014?

Finding a cure for wicked brain diseases, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, ALS and MS.

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