Since its inception, CURE Epilepsy has been at the forefront of epilepsy research, raising over $90 million to fund research and other programs that will lead the way to a cure for epilepsy.
Funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, this program supports a team approach to researching the prevention and treatment of post-traumatic epilepsy.
EGI is an initiative created to bridge the gap between people with epilepsy, clinicians, and researchers and advance precision medicine in epilepsy.
Often called little seizures with big consequences, infantile spasms (IS) are subtle seizures that occur in a baby’s first year of life – a time when brain development is most critical. CURE Epilepsy has awarded over $4.1 million to 8 investigators to accelerate the understanding of infantile spasms and advance a new, disease-modifying therapy into the clinic.
Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), which occurs when a seemingly healthy person with epilepsy dies for no known obvious reason, is perhaps the most devastating possible consequence of epilepsy. It is estimated that over 3,000 people will die each year from SUDEP and it can happen to anyone with epilepsy, although certain individuals are at a greater risk.
CURE Epilepsy is responding to unmet needs in an underserved epilepsy syndrome. Using our expertise, network, and resources, CURE Epilepsy has jumpstarted efforts in hopes of catalyzing further interest and investment from the community.