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LATEST EFGC NEWS

Savers to Open New Store in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago community partner, Savers,  is opening a new location in Lake Zurich, Illinois on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Grand opening festivities continue on into the weekend, so be prepared to get your shop on. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up something for your fall wardrobe, or discover a unique treasure for your home. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

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EFGC Welcomes Hispanic Outreach Specialist

Alnierys Venegas, a Chicago resident with extensive experience in the non-profit community, has joined the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Venegas received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Arts – Media Studies from North Park University and has worked with social services agencies such as YWCA, Red Cross of Greater Chicago, and Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare.

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Why Should You Attend the Charlie Foundation Family Day?

There’s only a few more weeks before the start of the Charlie Foundation’s  3rd International Symposium: Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy & Other Neurological Disorders. We are very excited about the professional component of this 4 day event, the premier venue to network and learn about the latest in research and clinical practice in the use of ketogenic therapies for brain disorders. Please watch this video on the benefit of diet plans for children with epilepsy. Click the link in this post to visit the Charlie Foundation website and register for this exciting event. 

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New Non-Invasive Method for Diagnosing Epilepsy

A team of University of Minnesota biomedical engineers and researchers from Mayo Clinic published a groundbreaking study that outlines how a new type of non-invasive brain scan taken immediately after a seizure gives additional insight into possible causes and treatments for epilepsy patients.

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Genetics: Rare epilepsy syndromes share autism mutations

Individuals with either of two rare forms of epilepsy have duplications or deletions that encompass genes implicated in autism and language impairment, according to a study published 27 June in Epilepsia1.

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The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Foundation Awards Jenna Pedersen with Annual Scholarship

Jenna Pedersen, a student at Illinois State University from St. Charles, IL, was recently awarded with the first Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship. Jenna is honored to receive this award, which was created to provide financial support for the pursuit of higher education to a student living with epilepsy, who demonstrates a strong commitment to his/her education, and perseverance in overcoming the obstacles that epilepsy may present.  

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EFGC Welcomes Interim CEO, Business Marketer

Kurt Florian and Janet Anderson, both seasoned professionals in business and non-profit sectors, have joined the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.  Florian was recently named Interim President & CEO by the EFGC Board of Directors, and Anderson is newly appointed Business Development Manager. 

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