Helen Scharfman Recognized by AES for Distinguished Research Career in the Field of Epilepsy

New York – Dr. Helen Scharfman, head of the Scharfman Lab at the Center for Dementia Research was honored at the 2019 American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland where she was presented with the Basic Science Research Award. The award recognizes Dr. Scharfman’s distinguished research career which holds promise for the improved understanding and treatment of epilepsy. At the annual meeting, Dr. Scharfman spoke on “Contributing to Basic Research About Epilepsy.” The Scharfman Laboratory focuses on mechanisms that regulate excitability and plasticity in the brain. She has published over 150 articles and edited or co-edited five books. In addition, Dr. Scharfman has been an active contributor to the AES, the Epilepsy Foundation, and the International League Against Epilepsy. She has also served on the editorial boards of several journals including Journal of Neuroscience and Science Translational Medicine and has been a contributing editor for Epilepsy Currents.