Spotlight on Neuroscience Research


Research is an integral part to any successful program and the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues to be a leader in many areas. We currently participate in 28 sponsored and investigator-initiated trials. These bring innovative treatments to the children of our region which otherwise would not be available, including cannabidiol and fenfluramine for … Continue reading Spotlight on Neuroscience Research

Epilepsy Research: Leading Change Through Multicenter Collaboration


While a leading institution can produce outstanding research on its own, when multiple leaders in pediatric health care agree to collaborate, the results can be astounding. Funded by the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF), the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC) was started in December 2011 and has grown to a national network of 46 pediatric epilepsy centers dedicated … Continue reading Epilepsy Research: Leading Change Through Multicenter Collaboration

Collaborating to Improve Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery


Intractable epilepsy (failure to achieve seizure freedom after trials of two appropriate chosen and dosed antiepileptic drugs) has profound impact on quality of life, psychosocial function, cognitive function, and mortality risk1. For these patients, surgical therapy, consisting of localization and subsequent resection/ablation of the epileptogenic zone can result in favorable seizure reduction and for many, … Continue reading Collaborating to Improve Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery