Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman Abstract Honor

As an educator, Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman held knowledge and compassion as keystone virtues. As a mother of a child with epilepsy, she understood the significant psychiatric and social ramifications of epilepsy and became a staunch advocate for increased education of the psychological aspects of epilepsy. She also supported clinical research on the psychiatric effects of anticonvulsants.

Her son, Kenneth R. Kaufman, M.D., MRCPsych, a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and anesthesiology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, established a fund in her honor. The Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman Ethical Neuropsychiatry Fund works to advance a better understanding of the psychiatric aspects of epilepsy care and treatment.

Eligibility Criteria for this Honor

  1. The Kaufman Honor is awarded to the highest ranking abstract in the psychiatric topic category and is sessioned as a platform at the AES Annual Meeting.
  2. The abstract honored is selected from all submitted abstracts by the Scientific Program Committee and is noted in the program book. 

Application Instructions

  1. There is no formal application process for this honor as this is selected from all submitted abstracts.