(From the August 2014 Research Now)
Anup D. Patel, an attending pediatric neurologist and director of the Complex Epilepsy Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is the co-recipient of a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation. Dr. Patel is also the associate medical director for Partners for Kids, director of the Child Neurology Residency Program, physician coordinator for Medical Grand Rounds, and an assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation provides grant funding for meritorious clinical and basic science research related to epileptic and other neurologic conditions in infants and children. Only one other award was granted by the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation this year.
This particular project, entitled “Care Management for Pediatric Epilepsy: Predictive Modeling and Evaluation,” will consist of predictive modeling, quantitative evaluation of a care management program, and qualitative interviews of care managers. Dr. Patel and his colleague, Zachary Grinspan, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical Center, are the two recipients of this grant from the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation.