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Epilepsy Foundation To Present Epilepsy Therapy Project Lifetime Accelerator Award To Henrik Klitgaard, Ph.D., Recognizing Contributions To New Therapies
Date:4/30/2013

LANDOVER, Md., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation announced today that Henrik Klitgaard , Ph.D., Vice President and Fellow, Neurosciences Therapeutic Area, UCB, has been named the recipient of the Epilepsy Therapy Project Lifetime Accelerator Award in recognition of his commitment and contributions to the field of epilepsy and to the people affected by it.  Dr. Klitgaard will be honored at the Antiepileptic Drug and Device Trials (AED) XII Conference being held May 15-17, 2013, at the Turnberry Isle Miami Hotel, Aventura, FL. 

A leading and accomplished researcher in the epilepsy community, Dr. Klitgaard has conducted antiepileptic drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry for more than two decades, most notably contributing to the discovery and development of levetiracetam.  Currently, he serves as Vice President and Fellow, Neurosciences Therapeutic Area, UCB, where he has contributed to the research and development of multiple promising new anti-epilepsy drug candidates including PPSI, seletracetam and brivaracetam. 

Dr. Klitgaard was selected for the honor by an independent committee of global thought leaders and clinical investigators in epilepsy therapy discovery and development.

"Dr. Klitgaard truly embodies the definition of the Lifetime Accelerator Award with his lifelong commitment to the epilepsy community and the advancement of important new therapies," said Jacqueline A. French , M.D., Director of the Epilepsy Study Consortium, and Director of Clinical Trials at NYU's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.  "We are delighted to be able to recognize the significant contributions Dr. Klitgaard has made in drug development and to research in the field of epilepsy at the AED XII Conference."

"We're pleased to honor Dr. Klitgaard this year and to acknowledge both
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