Antiepileptic Drugs Interact with Folate and Vitamin B12
This study is an important one, because it is a reminder that there are always potential complications associated with antiepileptic drug use. Read More
How a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section Works. How Does Epilepsy Research Get Funded by the NIH?
A good grant application is a sales pitch that makes a compelling case for a particular idea investigated by a specific group of scientists at a precise location. Read More
Excellence in Journalism Awarded to Jessie Solodar!
An article by Jessie Solodar on Video-Game Epilepsy, published in Issue 3 of our Epilepsy: Insights & Strategies Journal won the online category of this year's International Bureau for Epilepsy Excellence in Journalism award. Epilepsy.com Editorial staff congratulates Jessie Solodar for his wonderful article, Dr. Robert Fisher for his editorial duties and Robin Owen for her production editing.
Congratulations and Utmost Thanks
Jessie, Dr. Fisher, and Robin!!!
Marine Corps Marathon — Meet Team ETP Runner Dave Scott
Epilepsy Therapy Project is proud to be a Charity Partner for the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). It is our privilege to feature our TEAM ETP runners over the coming months in the monthly Spotlight Newsletter. This month we introduce Dave Scott. Dave has shared about his experience with epilepsy, his extensive marathon experience, and excitement to run with TEAM ETP to raise funds in support of our mission to accelerate new therapies for people with epilepsy and seizures.
This will be Dave's very first Marine Corps Marathon, however he is no stranger to the 26.2 miles. The MCM will be Dave's 25th marathon – quite an impressive running resume! Dave ran his first marathon at age 16 and mostly recently ran the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach on March 20, 2011.
At age 18, Dave enlisted in the US Navy to fellow in his father's footsteps as a Yeoman onboard an attack submarine. Sadly, Dave's desire was denied when his physical revealed that he had recently discontinued use of medication for Petit Mal epilepsy.
Displaying true resiliency, Dave reenlisted five years later and successfully completed Navy boot camp. Unfortunately, he was still denied the opportunity to serve aboard a submarine due to his history of epilepsy.
Ultimately, Dave was assigned to the surface ship USS SAIPAN and has been proud to serve his country.
"I have been carrying the American flag since 1998…you would not believe how quickly Old Glory brings a group together… it is an honor to run for Epilepsy Therapy Project. I will do the very best I can to help you and thank you for having me on your team. Oohrah!"
Dave will carry 3 ½ x 5 ft American flag the full 26.2 miles!