Lifetime Achievement Award 2011

Jerome Engel, Jr.

Jerome Engel, Jr., MD, PhD, is Director of the Seizure Disorder Center, The Jonathan Sinay Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and a member of the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, his advanced degrees from Stanford University, and completed his training in neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Engel is past president of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the American Epilepsy Society , and the International League Against Epilepsy, and is past co-chair of the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy. His bibliography lists over 1,000 publications and 30 books, including Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook, Surgical Treatment of the Epilepsies, and The Treatment of Epilepsy. He is principal investigator on three research grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and has received numerous awards and honors, including a Fulbright Scholarship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Javits Award.