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Signature Programs

Since its inception, CURE has been at the forefront of epilepsy research, raising over $50 million to fund research and other programs that will lead the way to a cure for epilepsy.


Epilepsy Genetics Initiative (EGI)

EGI is an initiative created to bridge the gap between people with epilepsy, clinicians, and researchers and advance precision medicine in epilepsy.

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Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, this program supports a team approach to researching the prevention and treatment of post-traumatic epilepsy.

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

CURE has invested more than $4.3 million in SUDEP research, which includes 33 grants to 41 investigators in 8 countries.

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Infantile Spasms Initiative

CURE has awarded over $4.1 million to 8 investigators to accelerate the understanding of infantile spasms and advance a new, disease-modifying therapy into the clinic.

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CURE awards grants for novel research projects that address finding the cures for epilepsy and the goal of “no seizures, no side-effects.”

The CURE Epilepsy Award (2 years / $250,000) reflects CURE's continued focus on scientific advances that have the potential to truly transform the lives of those affected by epilepsy, with prevention and disease modification as critical goals. Key priority areas for the award include: 1) Basic mechanisms of epilepsy; 2) Acquired epilepsies; 3) Pediatric epilepsies; 4) SUDEP; and 5) Treatment-resistant epilepsies.

The Taking Flight Award (1 year / $100,000) seeks to promote the careers of young epilepsy investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s).

The Innovator Award (1 year / $50,000) explores a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that has the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation in epilepsy research.

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Frontiers in Research Seminar Series

Epilepsy research is significantly underrepresented in University Seminar Series and Grand Rounds that take place at institutions across the country. Thanks to the generous support of the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein family, CURE is pleased to sponsor a University-based invited lectureship program – Frontiers in Research.

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