January 8, 2021

CURE Epilepsy Update: January 2021

Greetings CURE Epilepsy community,

Happy New Year! The whole team at CURE Epilepsy would like to thank you for all the support you have shown us through a challenging and unpredictable year. Your tenacity, courage, and dedication inspire us daily. Your commitment has helped make it possible to continue researching for a cure during these difficult circumstances.

Because of your support, we were able to fund a record number of research grants last year, including two Catalyst Awards, our newest grant mechanism. Additionally, to support researchers impacted by COVID-19, we established the CURE Epilepsy Research Continuity Fund to provide grants of up to $15,000 each to epilepsy researchers to cover unexpected costs due to the pandemic.

Epilepsy has not stopped during this pandemic, and with your help we will continue to drive science forward. Together we remain unfaltering in our commitment to deliver on our mission of promoting and funding patient-focused research to find a cure for epilepsy.

Wishing you health and happiness in 2021!

Beth Lewin Dean, CEO

Please read below to see this month’s updates on:

Webinar: Cenobamate (Xcopri®): A New Treatment for Partial-Onset (Focal) Seizures
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Cenobamate is the latest approved antiepileptic drug for partial-onset (focal) seizures. On Wednesday, January 27 at 1:00 pm CT, join us for a webinar that will share what is known about how cenobamate reduces seizure activity, as well as the potential side effects that patients and caregivers should be aware of when considering this treatment option.

This webinar is supported with funding from SK Life Science.

Get the CURE Epilepsy Research News Mobile App
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The latest epilepsy discoveries are at your fingertips with the CURE Epilepsy Research News mobile app. The app provides you with summaries of current research from epileptologists, neurologists, and organizations dedicated to building a world without epilepsy. Download the CURE Epilepsy Research News App on either the Google Play or Apple App Store.

Apply for a CURE Epilepsy Scholarship
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Applications are now open for the Education Enrichment Fund, a program that provides a one-time scholarship (up to $5,000) for those living with epilepsy, family members, or caregivers. These scholarships, generously funded by Greenwich Biosciences, support coursework in scholars’ chosen fields, so they can use their knowledge and skills to become agents of change in the epilepsy community. Apply now!

New from Seizing Life, A CURE Epilepsy Podcast

Catch up on the latest episodes of our Seizing Life podcast. Listen as we share:

  • An overview of how an epilepsy drug is developed, from foundational basic research supported by organizations like CURE Epilepsy to submission to the Food and Drug Administration. Watch or listen
  • A look into how clinical trials work, and what processes ensure the well-being of the volunteers and the collection of unbiased data by researchers. Watch or listen


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