OPEN Stage Webinar: Support for Research on the Epilepsies

March 27, 2024 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM


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Contact: Anahid Ebrahimi
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Virtual | Zoom Meeting
3:00 - 4:00pm ET

This webinar, hosted in partnership with NINDS and the American Epilepsy Society, will provide an overview of active funding opportunities and exciting new research in the epilepsies. We will have a panel discussion with epilepsy researchers across career stages who will share their personal experiences with obtaining funding and doing research on the epilepsies. All investigators interested in conducting epilepsy research are strongly encouraged to attend.

Speakers for this webinar include:

  • Laura Bell, PhDPostdoctoral Research Associate & NIH K00 Fellow, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Marco I. González, PhDAssociate Professor, University of California, Davis
  • Senyene Hunter, MD, PhDAssistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  • Ivan Soler, PhD Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

NINDS organizers for this meeting include: Vicky Whittemore, PhD; Heidi Matos Galicia, PhD; Yogi Raol, PhD; George Umanah, PhD; Miriam Leenders, PhD; Adam Hartman, MD; Cheryse A. Sankar, PhD

AES organizers include: Shawna Strickland, PhD and Michelle Norton, MBA, MPH

The NINDS Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity (OPEN) is pleased to welcome you to the ongoing OPEN Stage webinar series, a targeted outreach effort for our diverse neuroscience community to learn about NINDS programs and network with NINDS program staff. Each webinar will feature a different NINDS program, division, or cluster with the goal of increasing the representation of diverse groups in our portfolio. To stay informed of more events in this series, join the NINDS Diversity News to Use Listserv.

Check out the OPEN Stage webinars YouTube playlist for recordings from the entire series.

Webinar Slides(pdf, 5948 KB)