The Christopher Donalty Memorial Award
Prevention Of Sudden Death In Epilepsy
Carl L. Faingold, PhD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Sudden Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) accounts for 5-17% of deaths in patients with epilepsy, including children. The aim of this proposal is to understand what brain abnormalities cause animals to be susceptible to SUDEP and determine if blocking the action of certain naturallyoccurring brain chemicals can prevent sudden death in those animals.