May 18, 2023

Researcher Update May 2023

In this Researcher Update you’ll find:

Letters of Intent for CURE Epilepsy’s Catalyst Award and Rare Epilepsy Partnership Award Open May 30

The open call begins Tuesday, May 30, with letters of intent due Monday, June 26.

The purpose of the Catalyst Award is to stimulate discovery and development of new, transformative therapies for epilepsy, moving promising, well-supported preclinical and/or clinical research closer to clinical application. The award is intended to support the nimble development of data necessary to attract larger commercialization funding opportunities. Additional details and timeline are available in the full guidelines.

The purpose of the Rare Epilepsy Partnership Award is to accelerate discovery on rare epilepsies through the development of necessary research tools, techniques, model systems, and data collection platforms. Each award will be co-funded by CURE Epilepsy and one or more of the rare epilepsy advocacy groups (partners) identified for this cycle. Additional details (including the list of partners) and timeline are available in the full guidelines.

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CURE Epilepsy’s Frontiers in Research Seminar Series

The goal of CURE Epilepsy’s Frontiers in Research Seminar Series program, generously supported by the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein Family, is to expose researchers, clinicians, and students to exciting epilepsy research and provide opportunities for young investigators to interact with leaders in the field. CURE Epilepsy will provide $2,500 to each of the selected institutions to offset the costs associated with hosting a seminar. Apply for CURE Epilepsy’s Frontiers in Research Seminar Series by Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley

As a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Ed Amorim, you will work with a cross-disciplinary team of clinicians, engineers, and computer scientists from the University of California San Francisco, Berkeley, and Harvard to develop computer algorithms that integrate multimodal intracranial signals with neuroimaging and task data. The mission of Dr. Amorim’s Laboratory is to accelerate innovations in brain monitoring analytics and methods for patients with acute brain injury

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Strengthen & Enhance Epilepsy Knowledge (SEEK) Training

The National Coordinating Center for Epilepsy offers free SEEK training for medical residents, school nurses, social workers, community health workers, and public health officials. Modules include topics such as caring for those with pediatric epilepsy, seizure rescue medications, seizure action plans, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and more.

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BPN – Small Molecules Webinar

The Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network for Small Molecules (BPN-Small Molecule), which provides support for small molecule drug discovery and development, from hit-to-lead chemistry through Phase 1 clinical testing, will hold a Q&A Webinar for potential applicants on Tuesday, June 13.

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