Epilepsy Foundation Endows Fellowship Program in UCLA Pediatrics
(Front row, from left) Azita Fatheree, board president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles; Dr. Kelsey C. Martin; Mark Borman, co-chair of the Epilepsy Foundation Care and Cure Gala; and Dr. Shaun Hussain, associate professor of pediatrics and Elsie and Isaac Fogelman Endowed Term Chair in Pediatric Neurology. (Second row, from left) Rebekkah Halliwell, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles; Dr. Danilo Bernardo, fellow in pediatric neurology; Drs. Devaskar and Sankar; Dr. Hiroki Nariai (FEL ’17, FEL ’18), assistant professor of pediatric neurology; Don Nose, director of the Care and Cure Institute of the Epilepsy Foundation; and Raquel Gallegos, management services officer in the Division of Pediatric Neurology. (Back row, from left): Dr. Rajsekar Rajaraman (RES ’15, FEL ’16, FEL ’17), assistant professor of pediatric neurology; Dr. Joyce Matsumoto (RES ’06), director of the Pediatric EEG Lab at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Health - Santa Monica Medical Center; Dr. Lekha Rao (RES ’08, RES ’11, FEL ’12), assistant clinical professor of pediatric neurology; and nurse Oonagh Sankar, coordinator for the UCLA Liver Transplant Program. Photo: Don Ponturo
On January 10, 2019, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles leadership and board members, along with UCLA faculty members and staff, gathered to celebrate the establishment of the UCLA Care + Cure Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship Program and the Care + Cure Pediatric Epilepsy Endowed Fellowship. Care + Cure Fellows will undergo both clinical and research training in the specialized field of pediatric neurology and epileptology, which is a growing area for neurologists specializing in epilepsy.
“By funding the specialty training of new pediatric doctors and neurologists at UCLA, the Care + Cure Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship will help patients and their families, getting us one step closer to helping end epilepsy,” said Dr. Raman Sankar (RES ’89, FEL ’91), chief of the UCLA Division of Pediatric Neurology and professor of neurology and pediatrics.
The evening was hosted by Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Gerald S. Levey, M.D., Endowed Chair; Dr. Sherin U. Devaskar, chair of the UCLA Department of Pediatrics and Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in Pediatrics; and Dr. Sankar.
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