February 16, 2021

Researcher Update: February 2021 

In this month’s Researcher Update you’ll find information on:

CURE Epilepsy Virtual Seminar Series

Please join CURE Epilepsy for our upcoming virtual seminars series. Seminar topics include:

Virtual seminars are part of the Frontiers in Research Seminar Series sponsored by the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein Family.

NIH launches database to track neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19

A new database will collect information from clinicians about COVID-19-related neurological symptoms, complications, and outcomes as well as COVID-19 effects on pre-existing neurological conditions. The COVID-19 Neuro Databank/Biobank (NeuroCOVID), which was created and will be maintained by NYU Langone Health, New York City, will be a resource of clinical information as well as biospecimens from people of all ages who have experienced neurological problems associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Cures Within Reach Funding Opportunity – Proposal Submissions Due March 17

Cures Within Reach has two new funding opportunities for up to $50,000 available for clinical repurposing trials: one to address high priority medical needs of veterans including those with brain injuries, and one for any rare pediatric disease. Projects repurposing approved drugs, devices, nutraceuticals and/or diagnostics are eligible. There’s no limit to the number of submissions from any institution or primary investigator (PI), and PIs at any career stage are welcome to apply.

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NINDS Post-Traumatic Epilepsy Workshop Sessions – First Session is March 18

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is sponsoring a series of workshops related to post-traumatic epilepsy. The workshops will set the stage to optimize preclinical and clinical research to prevent epileptogenesis following TBI. The results will help improve biomedical research in PTE. The workshops are tuition-free, but participation is limited, so early registration is suggested.

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Job Opportunities

  • Faculty Position: Center for Pediatric Neurological Disease Research, St. Jude Translational Neuroscience Initiative: Seeking an exceptional and creative scientist to lead an innovative laboratory-based research program using cutting-edge approaches to elucidate mechanisms and/or therapeutic strategies relevant to understanding and treating pediatric neurological disease. Learn more
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Seeking a postdoctoral fellow in translational neuroscience to study genomic and epigenomic causes of pediatric epilepsy and related disorders. Learn more.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow – Neurology Epilepsy, Emory University: Looking for a creative, productive, and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a funded project examining the phenomenology and circuit basis of interactions between sleep-wake and seizures/epilepsy that will include expansion of observations from animal models to a large trove of scalp and intracranial human EEG data. Learn More.