April 7, 2020

CURE Update: Activities for Social Distancing

Greetings, CURE community! There is one question on our minds right now: how are you? While we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to hear from you about how you’re passing the time, your concerns about epilepsy management, or what information you need. Reach out to our CEO Beth Lewin Dean at CEO@cureepilepsy.org.

Please know that CURE is here, continuing to fight to cure epilepsy and providing news and resources. In this update, find resources and ways that you can get involved while maintaining CDC-recommended social distancing:

COVID-19 and Epilepsy Facebook Live Stream

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On March 18, three experts answered audience question about COVID-19 and epilepsy on Facebook Live. During this live stream, pediatric epileptologist Dr. Douglas Nordli from UChicago Medicine along with neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Loeb and neuroimmunologist Dr. Michael Carrithers, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago, provided their expert insights.

Stay tuned: We will continue to host live online discussions as the situation develops.

Scholarship Deadline: April 15

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The deadline to apply for an Education Enrichment Fund (EEF) scholarship of up to $5,000 is April 15. If you or a loved one are impacted by epilepsy and committed to becoming an agent of change in the epilepsy community, we encourage you to apply!

EEF scholarships support coursework in scholars’ chosen career paths, so they can use their knowledge and skills to affect positive change within the epilepsy community. Check our website for full eligibility and application details.

EEF scholarships are made possible by the generous support of Greenwich Biosciences.

Webinar and Live Q&A: The Epilepsy-Autism Connection

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Join us for a webinar exploring the link between epilepsy and autism Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00PM CT. Dr. Jamie Capal will dive into leading theories on why these conditions are so frequently connected, discuss common seizure types, and explore how to identify seizures in children and the next steps to take.

Our Leaders in Epilepsy Research Webinar Series is made possible by the generous support of the BAND Foundation.

#CUREkids: Build Your Epilepsy Research Lab!

Mary Fox's Granddaughter, YasyaDownload Coloring Page

The world needs junior investigators to help find a cure for epilepsy…and the #CUREkids are perfect for the job! Have your little one draw, paint, or build their epilepsy research laboratory. Snap a picture to show the CURE Community using #CUREkids on Instagram and Twitter!

CURE Champion Spotlight: Mary Fox Goes the Distance

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For her 75th birthday, CURE Champion Mary Fox and her friends and family walked, skipped, and swam to support epilepsy research during Move for Yasya! This virtual marathon was a special fundraiser honoring Mary’s granddaughter, Yasya, who has battled epilepsy for two years.

Mary had an ambitious fundraising goal – $1,945 in honor of her birth year. In just one month, this innovative virtual event raised 120% of the goal in support of CURE’s mission to fund ground-breaking epilepsy research!

New from Seizing Life®, a CURE Podcast

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Catch up on the latest episodes of the Seizing Life podcast where we discuss:

  • How genetic research is directly benefiting epilepsy treatment. Listen or Watch
  • The ways EEGs are used to diagnose, treat, and research epilepsy. Listen or Watch

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