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Latest Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy Stories

2014-02-24 16:25:23

Photo Op of Local Leaders CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The common bond of the love of a child with epilepsy will bring three of the most influential leaders in Chicago together for the kick-off fundraising event towards the goal of $1.5 million for research for a cure for epilepsy. Chicago Bears General Manager Phil Emery and Ventas Chairman & CEO Debra A. Cafaro will join Susan Axelrod, founding chair of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), at...

2014-02-14 08:25:42

Leading Nongovernmental Funder of Epilepsy Research Awards $450,000 in Grants in Early 2014 CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After receiving a record-high 200 plus applications in 2013, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is proud to announce its six research grant recipients for the Taking Flight and Innovator awards. The surge in applications is credited to CURE's ongoing efforts to drive the epilepsy research agenda, funding innovative science not...

2013-10-21 12:27:40

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), the leading nongovernmental funder of epilepsy research, is proud to announce the most recent recipients of research grants awarded this year. Over $2 million was awarded in this cycle. "These investigators have demonstrated they understand the urgency in finding cures for the epilepsies, and we are confident in their abilities to accelerate breakthroughs," stated Susan Axelrod,...

2013-06-13 12:27:51

Former Secretary of State and Epilepsy Advocate Hillary Rodham Clinton to Speak as This Year's Guest of Honor WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today its platinum level sponsorship of the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) 15(th) Annual Chicago Benefit taking place Thursday, June 13, at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120413/MM87168LOGO ) CURE is a nonprofit organization focused on finding a...

2013-05-20 08:28:02

-- Warren Lammert, Investor and Father of Child with Epilepsy, Named Chairman -- LANDOVER, Md., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation, a national organization dedicated to serving all people with seizures, today announced the election of its first official Board of Directors, following the completion of its merger with the Epilepsy Therapy Project. Directors from both organizations and several new nominees sit on the newly-formed board. Warren Lammert,...

2013-01-23 12:25:54

CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) has selected the grant recipients of their 2013 Innovator Awards and Taking Flight Awards. Innovator Awards are one-year grants up to $50,000 in support of the exploration of a highly novel concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to epilepsy. Taking Flight Awards are one-year grants up to $100,000 in support of young investigators. CURE's research program...

2012-12-11 05:03:37

President Obama´s senior campaign advisor made a promise to shave off his mustache if $1m was raised for epilepsy. After meeting the goal, the team at MSNBC sought out the professionals at eShave to ℠Slash the Stash.´ New York, New York (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 On MSNBC´s “Morning Joe,” viewers watched facial hair history in the making. President Obama´s senior campaign advisor David Axelrod went on the program after launching ℠Slash the...

2012-09-21 10:24:34

DARIEN, Conn., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The RE Children's Project announced that Seth Wohlberg, its founder and president has joined the Board of Trustees of Citizens United for Research in the Epilepsies (CURE). CURE is the leading non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to advancing basic research into the spectrum of epilepsies. Susan Axelrod, founder and Chair of the Board of CURE commented, "We are delighted to welcome Seth onto our Board. His experience and...

2012-06-11 23:01:02

Money raised by a dedicated group of supporters of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles will help make quality care a reality for thousands more local children in serious need of epilepsy treatment Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 At its signature annual Care and Cure Benefit in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, June 5, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles announced three new Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship grants for three major hospitals in the region. “With too few...

2012-03-30 23:00:37

A portion of the grant funding raised at the local Foundation's annual Care and Cure Benefit will support UCSF postdoctoral fellow Jiadong Chen´s clinical training and research to aid in the effort to care and cure pediatric epilepsy. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles awarded a $50,000 “Care and Cure” grant to the University of California, San Francisco to support the postdoctoral training and work of Jiadong Chen, Ph.D....