AES grants have led to the following accomplishments:
- The number of publications from former AES grant recipients has increased.
- Improvements in patient care have led to new understandings of the disease, increased patient safety and comfort, and have aided psychosocial adjustments for epilepsy patients.
- New equipment has been developed, and some has been made more widely available.
- Career development is a major goal of AES grants. It is significant to note that a recent survey showed that 96.7% of those grant recipients surveyed have remained in the field of epilepsy as caregivers, researchers, and teachers. Our funding “has had a tremendous positive impact on developing new generations of epilepsy researchers and improving patient care.” (survey taskforce report) AES grants have also helped to promote careers.
Now let's hear from some of our grant recipients!
The First Susan S. Spencer, M.D. Clinical Research Training Fellowship Awardee
2010 J. Kiffin Penry Excellence in Epilepsy Care Awardee
Recipient of the John F. Annegers Predoctoral Fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Kevin Staley and the William G. Lennox Postdoctoral Fellowship
Thomas Urban, Pharm.D., Ph.D, the AES Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship
Recipient of a pre-doctoral fellowship from AES in 2007