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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

his notable contributions to important new therapies now available to patients and his creativity and leadership in setting new directions for the research agenda in epilepsy moving forward,"  said Warren Lammert , Co-founder of the Epilepsy Therapy Project. 

Dr. Klitgaard earned his Ph.D. in Human Physiology in 1989 at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His postdoctoral work was conducted at different academic institutions, including the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France and the Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Klitgaard joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1990 at Novo Nordisk, where he established a platform for antiepileptic drug discovery.  He was recruited in 1994 to UCB as Head of CNS Research where he focused the drug discovery efforts on the search for new antiepileptic drugs.  Dr. Klitgaard was later appointed Vice President and remained Head of CNS Research until 2012 when he was nominated UCB Fellow.  He is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, as well as reviews and book chapters on both basic and applied aspects of epilepsy research and antiepileptic drug discovery and has contributed numerous lectures at epilepsy meetings.  Dr. Klitgaard serves as a scientific adviser to the patient organization C.U.R.E. (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) and is a member for the Anticonvulsant Screening Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  

The Epilepsy Therapy Project Lifetime Accelerator Award was established to honor physicians, scientists, industry leaders and other individuals who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to bringing new therapies to people living with epilepsy.  Harvey Kupferberg , Ph.D., past Chief of the Preclinical Pharmacology Section, Epilepsy Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Insti
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