As one of the leading epilepsy research centers in the world, the University of Chicago Adult Epilepsy Center is instrumental in the development of new treatments for epilepsy. Here's a sampling of the research under way here:
- Our team is conducting clinical trials of promising epilepsy drugs.
- Our research laboratories are developing new technologies, such as stimulators implanted in the brain that "turn off" seizures before they begin.
- Our researchers work closely with University of Chicago physicists to enhance brain-imaging techniques that will lead to even better neurosurgical treatment of epilepsy.
- Our staff have collaborative relationships with developers of new technologies worldwide and participate in a scientific exchange program with manufacturers of the best and most advanced equipment.
Because our physicians are at the forefront of research and development, they can begin using new methods and medications the moment they are proven safe and effective, This gives our patients access to valuable options that may not yet be in place elsewhere.