The epilepsies are a set of disorders characterized by recurring seizures, or disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. Epilepsy affects people of all ages, from infants to the aged, and can result from many causes, including genetic variations, illness, head injury, or abnormal brain development. NIH/NINDS and its community-based research partners are dedicated to finding cures for the epilepsies and/or preventing epilepsy in individuals at risk for seizures.
This web page is designed to provide some information about ongoing epilepsy research efforts supported by NINDS.
Select this link for more information about epilepsy: NINDS Epilepsy Information Page
Reports and Publications
Epilepsy Research News
- Webinar on SUDEP Center Without Walls FOA
A webinar was held on November 20, 2013 to provide information about the request for applications for the Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Center Without Walls. The slides from the presentation are provided ( PDF , 190 kB), along with a link to the recording of the call.
Additional questions should be directed to Dr. Vicky Whittemore at Vicky.email@example.com.
- Clinical research opportunities available through the NINDS NeuroNEXT
The NINDS Special Interest Group session at the 67th American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, December 8, 2013 focused on providing applicants from the epilepsy research community information for applying to the NINDS Phase II Clinical Trial Network, NeuroNEXT. The slides from the presentations are provided: Overview of NeuroNEXT purpose, scope and current status ( PDF , 417kB); NeuroNEXT review process: resources, tips, lessons learned for applicants ( PDF , 359kB); Working with NeuroNEXT: Lessons earned ( PDF , 299kB).
Additional questions should be directed to Dr. Brandy Fureman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NINDS Staff Contacts for Epilepsy
Epilepsy Collaborative Activities