Epilepsia® Prize 2015 Clinical Science

Saadet Andrews

Epilepsia is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Epilepsia Clinical Science Prize is Saadet Mercimek-Mahmutoglu for her article, “Diagnostic yield of genetic testing in epileptic encephalopathy in childhood (pages 707-716) ” Saadet Mercimek-Mahmutoglu, Jaina Patel, Dawn Cordeiro, Stacy Hewson, David Callen, Elizabeth J. Donner, Cecil D. Hahn, Peter Kannu, Jeff Kobayashi, Berge A. Minassian, Mahendranath Moharir, Komudi Siriwardena, Shelly K. Weiss, Rosanna Weksberg and O. Carter Snead III.
Epilepsia. Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/epi.12954

Saadet Mercimek-Mahmutoglu is a biochemical geneticist and neurometabolic specialist. She completed her pediatric residency in Istanbul, Turkey, moved to Vienna, Austria, for training in neurometabolics, and completed her fellowship training in biochemical genetics in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada). Following this, she completed a one-year pediatric neurology fellowship at the University of British Columbia. These trainings bridged her knowledge between biochemical genetics and neurology and enabled her to practice as a neurometabolic physician. Since 2011, she has worked as a neurometabolic specialist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada), where she established a complex epilepsy genetics clinic for the investigation of underlying genetic causes in patients with epilepsy.

Interview with Saadet Mercimek-Mahmutoglu. Astrid Nehlig, Michael Sperling and Gary Mathern. Epilepsia. Version of Record online: 14 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/epi.13488

Commentary: 2016 Clinical Epilepsia Prize. David T. Miller. Version of Record online: 14 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/epi.13484