It gives me extraordinary pleasure to announce the second cycle of our 2013 research grant cycle. Despite the difficult times we are in, so many of you have done all you can do to enable us to make the greatest investment in epilepsy research to date.
We are indebted to each of you who has joined and contributed to this effort, and are thrilled to announce our latest round of projects to you now. These investigators have gone through a rigorous review process—including peer review by scientists as well as input from stakeholders—and we have every confidence that their work will add meaningfully to our body of knowledge and are representative of the cutting-edge research that CURE has built its reputation on.
Please join me in congratulating and celebrating — these are the moments all of us have worked so hard for!
Multi-year grants up to $250,000 for investigators exploring cutting-edge approaches to curing the epilepsies.
John Huguenard, PhD and Jeanne Paz, PhD (Stanford University)
Janice Naegele, PhD (Wesleyan University)
Prevention of Acquired Epilepsies Awards
Multi-year grants up to $250,000 in support of research into the prevention and treatment of epilepsies that occur after insult to the brain such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, and tumor viral infections.
Detlev Boison, PhD (Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center-Portland, OR)
Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD (University of Colorado Denver) and Shelley Russek, PhD (Boston University School of Medicine)
Raimondo D’Ambrosio, PhD (University of Washington)
Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Awards
One-year grants up to $100,000 in support of innovative research that will enhance our understanding and ability to prevent SUDEP.
Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD (Yale University)
David Paterson, PhD (Boston Children’s Hospital)
Else Tolner, PhD and Arn van den Maagdenberg, PhD (Leiden University Medical Center [LUMC] the Netherlands)
Pediatric Epilepsies Awards
Multi-year grants up to $250,000 in support of research projects addressing the many syndromes that affect children.
Edward Cooper, MD, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Timothy Simeone, PhD (Creighton University)
Stay tuned for reports from Denver, where, this week, we will be launching our “Curing the Epilepsies: Frontiers in Research,” a new Seminar Series.