December 14, 2020

CURE Epilepsy Provides Additional Funds to Researchers Impacted by COVID-19

We are delighted to announce our most recent grant recipients for our newest grant mechanism. Recognizing a need to support the epilepsy research community as it faces unanticipated challenges due to the pandemic, we launched the CURE Epilepsy Research Continuity Fund, made possible by the generous support of the Cotton Family, in memory of Vivian Cotton.

The CURE Epilepsy Research Continuity Fund provides grants of up to $15,000 each to epilepsy researchers to cover unexpected costs due to the pandemic, such as extra costs to rebuild reagents for interrupted experiments, additional salaries to cover employee time, and increased costs to comply with COVID-19 health and safety requirements so vital research can continue.

COVID-19 has challenged our community, but we remain unfaltering in our commitment to deliver on our mission of promoting and funding patient-focused research to find a cure for epilepsy.


CURE Epilepsy Research Continuity Fund Grantees

Catherine Christian-Hinman, PhD
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Neural and Pituitary Mechanisms Linking Epilepsy to Co-Morbid Reproductive Endocrine Dysfunction

Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Juan Encinas, PhD
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Spain

Reactive Neurogenesis and Gliosis in a Model of Generalized Infant EpilepsyNeural and Pituitary Mechanisms Linking Epilepsy to Co-Morbid Reproductive Endocrine Dysfunction

Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

Jason Gerrard, MD, PhD
Yale University

Neuromodulation to Restore Conscious Decision-Making During Seizures

Funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Heidi Grabenstatter, PhD
University of Colorado

AMPK and Cardiac Dysfunction in Chronic Epilepsy: A Prognostic Indicator of SUDEP Risk

Funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Bruce Hermann, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brain Aging in Persons with Childhood Onset Epilepsy: A Population Based Investigation II

Funded by CURE Epilepsy

Amanda Hernan, PhD
University of Vermont State and Agricultural College

Mechanisms for Improving Cognitive Outcome in Pediatric Epilepsy with ACTH

Funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Juliet Knowles, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Abnormal Myelin in Absence Epilepsy: Cause and Functional Impact

Funded by CURE Epilepsy through a generous grant from the Ravichandran Foundation

Jeff Loeb, MD, PhD
University of Illinois-Chicago

Targeting Epileptogenic Effects of Subarachnoid Blood in TBI

Funded by CURE Epilepsy

Braxton Norwood, PhD
Expesicor

Modeling Drug-Refractory Epilepsy With the KaL Method

Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Adam Numis, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Evaluating the Role of Inflammation in Neonatal Epileptogenesis

Funded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Tristan Shuman, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Closed-Loop Resynchronization of Epileptic Circuits

Funded by CURE Epilepsy

 

Lakshmi Subramanian, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Transciptomic Diversity of Cell Types in Cortical Malformations

Funded by CURE Epilepsy