Every day, we are researching for Michael
Michael was diagnosed with epilepsy in fifth grade, ending his dream of becoming an Olympic gymnast. Now, he is a baker and teen business owner. See how CURE is driving science forward for Michael and the 65 million other individuals living with epilepsy in our latest CURE Report.
Every day, we're researching for Vera
One-year-old Vera has Sturge Weber Syndrome, a rare condition that causes vision issues and epilepsy. While her medication helps to control seizures, long-term use can cause vision loss. See how CURE is driving science forward for Vera and the 65 million other individuals living with epilepsy in our latest CURE Report.
Every day, we are researching for Steve
Over the past four decades, Dr. H. Steve White has devoted his career to epilepsy research. In 2010, he was diagnosed with epilepsy, but felt almost paralyzed by the stigma that still exists around epilepsy. See how CURE is driving science forward for Dr. White and the 65 million other individuals living with epilepsy in our latest CURE Report.
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CURE is founded by Susan Axelrod.
CURE co-sponsors the National Institutes of Health Conference – the first of its kind to focus on a cure for epilepsy.
CURE establishes the first Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)-targeted research program.
CURE establishes the first-ever Prevention of Epilepsy After Traumatic Brain Injury Award.
CURE takes up another unprecedented initiative by publishing its State of Research in Epilepsies Report.
CURE launches the Infantile Spasms (IS) Research Initiative to accelerate the understanding of IS and adaption of innovative therapy into the clinic.
CURE launches a new signature program, the Epilepsy Genetics Initiative (EGI) creating a culture of personalized medicine for people with epilepsy.
CURE funds the first four promising research projects as part of the Post-Traumatic Epilepsy initiative.
Research will lead us to a Cure
Our mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research. We identify and fund cutting-edge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of a cure for epilepsy.
Since being founded in 1998, CURE has been at the forefront of epilepsy research, raising more than $70 million to fund research and other initiatives.
The answers are out there, and we’re determined to find them.
Vicky Holets-Whittemore, PHD
Laura Lubbers, PHD
We Are Cure
We are Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) - the leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy.
Our organization was founded by Susan Axelrod and mothers of children with epilepsy who joined forces to spearhead the search for a cure.