We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time which is challenging due to the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. While professional events and conferences have been postponed or cancelled (see below), great research funding and career opportunities are still available. Please read on to learn about the Department of Defense CDMRP Epilepsy Research Program funding pre-announcement and the faculty positions available at the Rutgers University Department of Neurosurgery.
Epilepsy Conference and Meeting Updates
To meet World Health Organization guidelines and protect participants, the following conferences and meetings have been cancelled or postponed:
- American Academy of Neurology Meeting: Cancelled
- Curing the Epilepsies 2020: Postponed to January 4-6, 2021
- 7th International Residential Course of Drug Resistant Epilepsies: Postponed to September 20-26, 2020
- GRC on Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization: Postponed to 2022
- Neurotrauma 2020: Cancelled, next meeting July 11-14 in Austin, TX
We will continue to monitor upcoming events and provide updates when possible.
Funding from the Department of Defense Epilepsy Research Program (ERP)
The pre-announcement for ERP funding, managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), is now available. We encourage investigators whose projects aim to understand the causative links between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and epilepsy to check out this pre-announcement to plan and develop ideas for submission.
Faculty Positions: Rutgers University Department of Neurosurgery
The Rutgers University Department of Neurosurgery at Robert Wood Johnson and New Jersey Medical Schools and Rutgers Brain Health Institute is hiring faculty to build their translational neuroscience research program. The university is hiring for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor positions.