Targeted Research Program
Since 2004, the targeted research program has been supporting a wide range of topics.
- Mood disorders (2004-2010)
- Seniors (2007-2010)
- Health outcomes (2008-2011)
- Youth (2009-2013)
- Women (2010-2013)
- Morbidity and mortality (2011-2015)
- Cognitive aspects (2011-2013)
- Veterans (2014)
- Cannabinoids (2014 - 2019)
- Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP): To identify ways to prevent SUDEP. This program is partnership with our SUDEP Program.
Targeted Research Initiative for Morbidity and Mortality in Epilepsy
The Targeted Research Initiative for Morbidity and Mortality in Epilepsy supports research that generates initial data leading to more extensive projects that will generate knowledge that will ultimately improve the lives of persons with epilepsy. This initiative recognizes the need for research and new insights into these scientific areas.
The broad focus of the morbidity portion of this program includes: identification of somatic comorbidities in epilepsy that occur more than expected among controls, including but not limited to diabetes, gastrointestinal bleeding, chronic lung disease, congenital cardiac abnormalities, heart failure, and pneumonia; and associations between somatic comorbidities in epilepsy and epilepsy outcomes, including quality of life in epilepsy, seizure remission, stigma and other outcomes.
The mortality portion of the program is focused upon potentially preventable causes of death in epilepsy, such as accidents, suicide and SUDEP. Applicants are encouraged to examine risk factors for these causes of death in epilepsy; as well as interventions to decrease the presence of risk factors for these causes of death where risk factors have been identified.
Targeted Research Initiative for Research Regarding Cannabinoids and Epilepsy (TRICE)
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