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Study focused on memory dysfunction in epilepsy receives $130K in funding!

Study focused on memory dysfunction in epilepsy receives $130K in funding!

HMS researcher receives $130,000 to conduct epilepsy study

A researcher from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School is receiving $130,000 to conduct further research on memory dysfunction in epilepsypatients through the Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship. The research grant is funded by the American Brain Foundation (formerly the American Academy of Neurology Foundation), the American Epilepsy Society and the Epilepsy Foundation. Anli Liu, MD, MA, a clinical and research fellow in epilepsy and cognitive neurology, was awarded the fellowship for work investigating memory dysfunction anddepression in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Her ultimate goal is to better understand the relationship between memory, mood and seizures. Alvaro Pascual-Leone and Steven Schachter serve as her research mentors on the project.

The two-year award will consist of an annual salary of $55,000, plus $10,000 per year in educational expenses. The award recognizes the importance of epilepsy clinical research with the goal of providing better treatment, prevention or cure of the disease. The fellowship will be presented today in New Orleans during the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting, the world’s largest meeting of neurologists.

Source: Harvard Medical School

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