Targeted Funds – Targeted Needs
In addition to accepting unrestricted gifts to support areas of greatest need, AES has established several funds that target specific research and programmatic needs in epilepsy research.
AES Funds Include:
Susan S. Spencer Clinical Education and Research Fund – supports a two- year clinical research fellowship designed to provide clinical lab and methodology experience, as well as execution, of a research project. These training fellowships are designed for new investigators at the beginning of their career. In addition, an annual lecture in the name of Susan S. Spencer as part of medical education at the AES Annual Meeting will be supported by the fund. As a 'thank you' gift for donations of at least $1,000 USD per year for three years, Jewelry Designs has created stunning seahorse pins with special meaning for the epilepsy community.
Jack M. Pellock Pediatric Travel Fund - supports the presentation of the best pediatric abstract by an early career investigator every year at the AES Annual Meeting. Click here for more information about Jack Pellock and this fund.
Suzanne and Peter Berry International Travel Award - recognizes outstanding young investigators doing research in clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Middle East or Latin America, by supporting travel to present their research at the AES Annual Meeting.
Fritz Dreifuss Epilepsy Fund – commemorates the leadership and passion Dr. Dreifuss brought to the care of his patients, research and the mentoring of young physicians.
Rebecca Goldberg-Kaufman Ethical Neuropsychiatry Award Fund – raises awareness of the importance of psychiatry in epilepsy care. Specific papers and a lecture will be funded on the psycho-social aspects of epilepsy care and treatment.
Lennox and Lombroso Trust for Research and Training – supports fellowships and early career grants for pre- and postgraduates, and newly independent faculty. The Trust also recognizes role models for epilepsy research via the Lennox and Lombroso Lecture and the Lennox Award.
J. Kiffin Penry Fund – recognizes individuals whose work has had a major impact on patient care and improved the quality of life for persons with epilepsy.