Baram wins major epilepsy research award

Dr. Tallie Z. Baram, the Danette Shepard Chair in Neurological Sciences at UC Irvine, has received the Epilepsy Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Pharmacology of Antiepileptic Drugs. Presented by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the award recognizes and stimulates outstanding research leading to better clinical control of epileptic seizures. Baram is considered the world’s leading investigator of the basic neural mechanisms involved in childhood febrile seizures – seizures caused by high fever – and how these prolonged seizures can lead to adult epilepsy. She also won the 2006 Senator Jacob Javits Award in the Neurosciences, the nation’s most prestigious prize for cutting-edge research into brain disorders. She will receive the ASPET award April 18 at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

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