Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Danny Stanton SUDEP Act into law on Monday, August 12th. The law requires medical examiners and coroners to include an inquiry about a history of epilepsy and seizures as part of a standard autopsy, and, if an instance of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is determined, to report […]
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Monday, July 22nd, which requires the Department of Health and Family Services (DHS) to ensure that Medicaid patients with epilepsy do not require prior approval from the Department in order to receive anti-convulsant drugs. The legislation was a top priority of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago during […]
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…
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…
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!
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a GuideStar Exchange Member Want to learn more about the GuideStar Exchange? Click here.
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 […]
President Obama will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain, in hopes of unlocking further understanding of brain disorders. Read more…
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, […]
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. […]