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A Message from Susan Axelrod

The State of Epilepsy Research

The coronavirus pandemic has been the central force driving all aspects of life since March of this year. It has changed how we live, how we work, how we interact socially, and how we view the future.

Broadly, many research activities at academic institutions have been put on hold or shut down altogether. Fortunately,  all CURE grantees have gotten permission for access to their laboratories or were able to redirect their work to focus on data analysis so that they could continue their research activities.

But the pandemic will have implications upon future epilepsy research. For us, once our grants are awarded, we will have to work with the researchers and their institutions to determine when they will be able to initiate their work and how COVID-19 restrictions will impact their timelines. And very soon, we will need to forecast how the economic environment is impacting our donation revenue so that we can determine the amount of research funding we can support in 2021.

Epilepsy has not stopped, so our research must continue. Your support of our research allows us to fund the most promising research projects, especially in these challenging times.

 

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