CURE Awards $600,000 to 2013 Grant Winners for Research in Epilepsy

Jan 23, 2013, 10:21 ET from Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)

CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) has selected the grant recipients of their 2013 Innovator Awards and Taking Flight Awards.

Innovator Awards are one-year grants up to $50,000 in support of the exploration of a highly novel concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to epilepsy. Taking Flight Awards are one-year grants up to $100,000 in support of young investigators.

CURE's research program addresses the goals of "no seizures, no side effects," with specific focus on the following areas: prevention of epilepsy, including post-traumatic epilepsy; advancement of the search for a cure; elimination of treatment side effects; and elimination of deficits caused by frequent seizures.

After a rigorous grant review process, CURE is proud to announce the following grant recipients from around the country and the world.  A total of $600,000 has been allocated in this first funding cycle for CURE in 2013.

Recipients of the Innovator Award include:

J. Marie Hardwick, PhD - Johns Hopkins University; Christophe Heinrich, PhD - Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, INSERM; Bruce Hermann, PhD - University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Thomas McCown, PhD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Recipients of the Taking Flight Award include:

Nigel Jones, PhD - University of Melbourne; Yevgeny Berdichevsky, PhD - Lehigh University; John Wolf, PhD University of Pennsylvania; and Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD - Max Planck Florida.

To learn more about the grantees, visit http://www.cureepilepsy.org/research/2013grantees.asp.

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is the leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar goes toward research. Since its inception in 1998, CURE has raised more than $20 million.

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