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Focus Summer Newsletter out now!

Despite all that’s going on in the world, the sun is out… and so is our Summer Focus newsletter!

To launch National Epilepsy Week we announced £1.3million in vital new research funding – our largest investment to date. In our Summer Focus newsletter Stephanie ScourgeProfessor of Translational Neuroscience at UCL School of Pharmacydiscusses how for people living with epilepsy and researchers alike, ERUK grants provide a “lifeline”. This issue also features articles from our Chief Executive, Maxine Smeaton, and our new Director of Research & Innovation, Dr James Pickett, on how ERUK is managing the impact of Covid-19. 

Some other highlights from our latest Focus include…
Grant Awards 2020

Profiles of the new research projects selected by our Scientific Advisory Committee. This year we received over 70 high quality applications, and after a rigorous review process we awarded two Fellowships, four project grants, three pilot studies, and our first ever Céline Newman Bursary. Quite simply, this research would not take place without your support.

Final Reports

At the other end of research funding is the final report, which is submitted by grant holders upon completion of their ERUK grant. In this issue we outline four now completed ERUK projects which investigated the causes, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. In some of the investigations the results were not as expected. But sharing the research outcomes makes a valuable contribution to our growing scientific and clinical understanding of epilepsy and other neurological conditions.  

Fundraisers in action

Life before lockdown saw #TeamERUK taking on sporting events and challenges, with groups all over the UK pulling together to support research into epilepsy. Thank you to everyone who has donated, run, climbed and cycled for your continued commitment to our cause.

You can view the full Summer Focus newsletter online here:

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