2016-2017 NINDS/CNSF Getch K12 Scholar Award Recipient
Brian Dlouhy, M.D.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
“[NINDS/CNSF Getch K12 Scholar Award] helped to catapult my career forward in understanding something so critical to all epilepsy patients - death from a seizure…We recently found that when seizures spread to areas of the brain such as the amygdala, breathing is inhibited. By modulating the amygdala-brainstem circuit responsible for loss of breathing during seizures, we hope to prevent SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy).”