Epilepsy research is significantly underrepresented in University Seminar Series and Grand Rounds that take place at institutions across the country. In an effort to spread news about innovative research in epilepsy, CURE is pleased to sponsor a University-based invited lectureship program – Frontiers in Research. The goal of this program is to expose young researchers and clinicians to exciting epilepsy research, and to provide opportunities for young investigators to interact with a senior level epilepsy researcher.

Upcoming Seminars

In an effort to increase the presence of epilepsy research in University Seminar Series and Grand Rounds across the globe, CURE is pleased to sponsor an invited lectureship program.

Host a Seminar

CURE will support each sponsored lecture with a gift of $2,500 USD* to offset costs associated with hosting a seminar. Such costs include: travel expenses for one epilepsy investigator to the host institution for a visit of up to 2 nights, a meal with the speaker and students/postdocs/fellows, a meal with speaker and faculty, and material expenses involved with seminar set-up and execution.

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*Incremental support of up to $500 USD may be available when international travel is involved. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Liz Higgins (Liz@CUREepilepsy.org) for more information.

2017 CURE Seminars

Join us on the journey to discover new treatments and therapies that will lead to a CURE

CURE Seminar

Melbourne, Australia

Developing new therapies for epilepsies across the lifespan: a team approach to success

Where: Melbourne Brain Centre, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia
When: Monday, February 6, 2017: 9:00 – 10:15 AM AEST
Speaker: Aristea S. Galanopoulou, MD, PhD
Host: Bridgette D. Semple, PhD


CURE Seminar

Cincinnati, Ohio

Talk Title To Come

Where: Research Auditorium at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Speaker: Kevin Staley, MD
Host: Christina Gross, PhD


CURE’s goal in developing this lectureship program is to attract the best and brightest minds into the field of epilepsy research. Approximately 10 seminars will be sponsored at different institutions each academic year with one goal – to present cutting-edge epilepsy research to a wide audience of researchers, clinicians, young investigators, and students.

If you have any questions about the Frontiers in Research Seminar Series program, please contact Liz Higgins at Liz@CUREepilepsy.org