November 11, 2021

Researcher Update: November 2021

CURE Epilepsy Award and Taking Flight Award Applications for 2022 – Request for Letters of Intent Opens November 30, 2021

Mark your calendars! The application process for the 2022 CURE Epilepsy and Taking Flight grants is opening in just a few weeks, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. More details will be available on our website in the near future.

CURE Epilepsy Award – $250,000 over two years
This award reflects CURE Epilepsy’s continued focus on scientific advances that have potential to truly transform the lives of those affected by epilepsy.

Taking Flight Award – $100,000 for one year
This award seeks to promote the careers of young epilepsy investigators, allowing them to develop a research focus independent of their mentors.

Research areas of focus: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), acquired epilepsy, treatment-resistant epilepsy, pediatric epilepsy and sleep and epilepsy.

Timeline for both awards:

Activity                                                    Date
Request for Proposals                         Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Letter of Intent Deadline                     Monday, January 10, 2022, at 9 pm ET
Full Application Invitations                  Friday, February 18, 2022
Full Application Deadline                    Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 9 pm ET
Anticipated Award Announcement    July 2022
Anticipate Project Start Date              Fall 2022

CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Epilepsy Research Seminar | Understanding Post-traumatic Epilepsy and Impacts on Quality of Life 

Dr. Pugh will describe the association of lifetime mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) history, epilepsy, and post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) with quality-of-life outcomes in post-9/11 veterans. Dr. Pugh’s work uses survey data as well as data from the Veterans Health Administration. Worse quality of life was found for persons with PTE compared to those with either epilepsy or mTBI alone. This research demonstrates the impact of lifetime TBI and the importance of measurement of health outcomes in epilepsy.
November 18th 1- 2 pm CT

Register here

The CURE Epilepsy Frontiers in Epilepsy Research Seminars Series is generously supported by the Nussenbaum-Vogelstein Family.

RSVP for CURE Epilepsy’s Reception on December 5, 2021 at AES

Join CURE Epilepsy leadership and fellow dedicated researchers in honoring our newest grantees during our reception on December 5, 2021, at the AES Annual Meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

The reception  will be held:

December 5, 2021 @ 6pm – 7:30 pm CT
Jackson Park Room (first-floor meeting room)
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL

Please RSVP here

Note: this is not an official event of the 2021 AES Annual Meeting, nor is it sponsored or endorsed by AES

Register for the 2021 PAME Conference 

Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) is a powerful, growing collaboration among health care providers, clinical researchers, basic scientists, public health officials, patient advocates, caregivers, bereaved families, and people living with epilepsy. 

Registration is now open for the December 2, 2021 PAME Conference at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting in Chicago. The conference organizers are also offering a free live stream for those not able to travel to Chicago. 

Register Here

AES is accepting applications for the Sergievsky Award for Epilepsy Health Equity and Diversity through January 14, 2022. 

The Sergievsky Award provides support for early-career physicians and scientists who are members of underrepresented communities, with preference for Black or African American candidates. The award’s goal is to facilitate launching these individuals’ careers into leadership in academic clinical research in the field of epilepsy. 

The award provides: 

  • $75,000 per year for two years of support (for a total award of $150,000) 
  • Two years of complimentary AES membership 
  • Complimentary registration to the two AES Annual Meetings that occur during the award period 

Learn More and Apply

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