Jacqueline French, MD


Jacqueline French

Dr. Jacqueline French is a professor in the New York University (NYU) Department of Neurology and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. She is also founder/director of the Epilepsy Study Consortium, an academic group that has performed a number of early phase clinical trials in epilepsy and has developed new methodologies for epilepsy trials.

Dr. French trained in neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and did her fellowship training in EEG (electroencephalography) and epilepsy at Mount Sinai hospital and Yale University. She is the past president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) and is the 2005 recipient of the AES Service Award and the 2013 Epilepsy Foundation Hero award. She has served on the AES board and is the past Secretary of the American Society of Experimental Neurotherapeutics.

Dr. French has focused her research efforts on the development of new therapeutics for epilepsy and new methodologies for clinical trials. Dr. French has been active in creating guidelines for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the International League Against Epilepsy. She chaired an AAN/AES committee that produced two widely quoted guidelines on the use of new antiepileptic drugs. She has served as chair of the International League Against Epilepsy North American Regional Commission and Commission on Therapeutic strategies. She has authored over 200 articles and chapters, is the editor of three books, and lectures internationally on clinical trials and use of antiepileptic drugs.

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Epilepsy Foundation Communications

on Sunday, December 08, 2019


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