If you happen to reside in the Northeast, we here at the NeuroValue lab sincerely hope this cold, wet, blustery weather isn’t dampening your spirits. Turkey Day is nigh, bringing with it the carbohydrate-dense relief we all desperately want (and need), so you’ll hear no kvetching from us!
And if you believe the well of good news and positivity never seems to run dry around here, your inductions would be correct. We are excited to unveil new research support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the Epilepsy Foundation PCORNet! Support from the NIA, manifesting as NIA-P01 and NIA-R01 awards, will service projects pertaining to the care of dementia patients and the role of Medicare. Next, support from the AAN Health Services Research subcommittee will enable the development of quality improvement projects targeting epilepsy patient-reported outcomes. And third, the Epilepsy Foundation’s National Learning Health System Network grant will enable multiple sites (including us) to establish quality improvement projects, clinical trials, and observational research studies to improve seizure control and the quality of life for all individuals with epilepsy. Phew.
Needless to say, we are grateful for the opportunity to bring our enthusiasm and expertise to these collaborative efforts. As always, our primary aim is to affect meaningful change in clinical care of patients. And there’s always work to be done!