Founded in 1959 by pediatric neurologist Dr. Norman Auckland, the BC Epilepsy Society is dedicated to serving British Columbians living with epilepsy, and their families.

Since 2006, the BC Epilepsy Society has partnered with MSFHR to jointly fund four BC-based epilepsy researchers ranging from the PhD to post-doctoral levels. The benefits of this partnership are highlighted in this video profile of 2011 MSFHR/BC Epilepsy Society Research Trainee Dr. Stuart Cain.

Previous research grants funded by the BC Epilepsy Society have supported both population health research and basic science. The society is open to all types of research that would improve the lives of the 40,000 British Columbians living with a seizure disorder.

More information on funded researchers and all of the BC Epilepsy Society’s programs and services is available at www.bcepilepsy.com

Awards

2011

Recipient

Stuart M. Cain

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Pathophysiological contributions of T-type calcium channel variation towards thalamocortical network hyperexcitability and absence epilepsy

2008

Recipient

Jun Liu

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Role of Akt phosphorylation of GluR1 subunit of AMPA receptors in the receptor trafficking and synaptic plasticity

2007

Recipient

Kirk Mulatz

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Modulation of Cav3.2 T-type calcium channels through neuronal nitric oxide synthase activity

2006

Recipient

Veronica Schiariti

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Who has Epilepsy in British Columbia?