Yale neurologist Dr. Hal Blumenfeld is the recipient of the Research Recognition Award, Clinical Science, from the American Epilepsy Society.
The Research Recognition Awards are the society’s highest research awards. Blumenfeld will be presented with the award Dec. 2 during the society’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Blumenfeld is the Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology, of neuroscience, and neurosurgery, director of the Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center and a member of the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. He has studied mechanisms of impaired consciousness in seizures and to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy. Combining neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral testing in patients, with translational work in animal models, his work has greatly advanced current knowledge with important therapeutic benefits.
Founded in 1946, the American Epilepsy Society is a medical and scientific society whose members are dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating, and curing epilepsy.