Susan S. Spencer, MD Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

The Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy was established in memory of Susan S. Spencer, MD, a past president of the American Epilepsy Society who was professor of neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine and medical director of the epilepsy program at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Following her untimely death in the Spring of 2009, this fellowship was created to foster the development of investigators interested in pursuing careers in patient-oriented research.

The award is funded by the American Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Foundation, and American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology.

The award totals $150,000 and is distributed over two years. Applicants must submit their research plan and biosketch in advance with sufficient time allotted for additional materials to be submitted by their chair, mentor, and references. 

Important Dates

  • June 1, 2023: Applications open
  • September 14, 2023: Application deadline
  • January 2024: Notification of recipients
  • July 1, 2024: Funding begins
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Susan S. Spencer, MD, Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

Wesley Kerr, MD, PhD
Addressing concerns with time-to-event trials through re-analysis of past trials
University of Michigan
Mentor: William Stacey, MD, PhD
Past Recipients arrow_drop_down
  • Regan Lemley, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School (2022)
  • Samuel Terman, MD, MS, University of Michigan (2021)
  • Colin Ellis, MD, University of Pennsylvania (2020)
  • Lisseth Burbano, MD, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience (2019)
  • Hiroki Nariai, MD, UCLA Medical Center (2018)
  • Alice Lam, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital (2017)
  • Paula Voinescu, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women Hospital (2016)
  • Leigh N. Sepeta, PhD, Children’s National Health System (2015)
  • Colin Josephson, MD, MSc, University of Calgary (2014)
  • Robert J. Kotloski, MD, PhD University of Wisconson (2013)
  • Anli Liu MD, MA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (2012)
  • Piero Perucca, MD Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University (2011)