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Duke Medicine researchers identify molecular target to prevent onset epilepsy

Duke Medicine researchers have identified a receptor in the nervous system that may be key to preventing epilepsy following a prolonged period of seizures. Read more…

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Stem cell research provides hope for epilepsy cure

Researchers from UC San Francisco have discovered a way to reverse severe forms of epilepsy in mice with stem cells, providing a new sense of hope for patients who suffer from the seizure-inducing disorder. Read more…

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THE JIM DAVIES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship is given to students living with epilepsy in honor of Jim Davies, an epilepsy advocate and long time friend of the Foundation. Read all about the 2013 Jim Davies Scholarship recipients by clicking here!

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GuideStar

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a GuideStar Exchange Member Want to learn more about the GuideStar Exchange? Click here.

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EFGC’s Debbie Flader receives the Sara Stubblefield Advocacy Award from the national Epilepsy Foundation

Debbie Flader of Hanover Park, IL received the national Epilepsy Foundation’s Sara Stubblefield Advocacy Award for her years of tireless service as the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Director of Clinical Outreach. The award was given at the Epilepsy Foundation’s 2013 Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Flader’s passion to advocate for people living with […]

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Obama announces $100M to unlock mysteries of the brain

President Obama will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain, in hopes of unlocking further understanding of brain disorders. Read more…

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Epilepsy Foundation conducting nation-wide Needs Assessment Survey

The Epilepsy Foundation is currently conducting a Needs Assessment Survey  in order to collect information that will help determine “unmet needs” among its consumers. This is a confidential and simple questionnaire that can be completed online. Information gathered from this survey will help the Foundation create or improve its programs and services, validate its activities, […]

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FOCUS on EPILEPSY 2013

  A SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and the University of Michigan’s Center for Managing Chronic Disease are looking for volunteers to participate in research to test the effectiveness of a program for adults with epilepsy that provides: The latest research findings on quality of life and epilepsy. […]

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Become a Marathon Charity Runner!

This fall the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be participating in both the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Inaugural Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon charity programs! You can become a member of Team EFGC and help us raise much needed funds to support the programs and services we provide.   The Epilepsy […]

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Epilepsy, Migraines May Have Family Ties

People with epilepsy have a higher risk for migraines, and now new research offers evidence of a genetic link between the two conditions. Read more…

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