Epilepsy Research at Northwestern Medicine

Epilepsy Research at Northwestern Medicine

The researchers in neurophysiology and epilepsy at Northwestern Medicine conduct their work through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology. Learn more about all neurological research and opportunities for collaboration via Feinberg Neurology site’s research section.

Multiple labs are investigating epilepsy at Northwestern and frequently our patients participate in a variety of research trials, if they are so inclined. Research is always voluntary at Northwestern and your care will not be impacted based on your decision to participate in research or not.

Academics and Northwestern Medicine

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology offers multiple fellowships, including one in Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy, a comprehensive residency program and medical student opportunities. Learn more about our work via the Feinberg department site’s education section.

Clinical Trials

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, along with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is dedicated to research and learning. We believe clinical trials play a vital role in testing new treatments to determine whether they have potential benefits for patients, and we participate in a wide range of clinical trials.

Find information on clinical trials at Northwestern related to neurophysiology and epilepsy via the Feinberg department site’s clinical trial listing. You may also talk to your doctor about trials that might be right for you and learn more about clinical trials and how you may participate.

About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are closely controlled, scientific research studies involving patients and volunteers. These trials are not considered treatments for a particular disease or condition. One goal of clinical trials is to learn more about diseases and potential treatments or cures to help patients now and in the future.

Though participants may not benefit directly from being part of the trial, they will receive additional care while participating, and this care may result in being treated more quickly for any medical needs related to the condition being studied. They may also notice an improved quality of life. And, many participants have reported that being a part of something bigger than they are, helping others, is important to them as well.