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Richard H. Mattson, M.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 1998 - Winter/Spring


Richard H. Mattson, M.D. '53, professor of neurology and vice chair for academic affairs, was honored with the 1997 Clinical Investigator Award by the American Epilepsy Society/Milken Family Foundation Epilepsy Research Award Program. The award was given in Boston in December for his epilepsy research over a 35-year period. In another presentation, Dr. Mattson was awarded the Novartis Epileptology Prize for 1997 at the 22nd International Epilepsy Congress in Dublin last July. The prize was given in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of epilepsy with a particular interest in researching the optimal use of anti-epileptic drugs. Dr. Mattson was also selected as the Hans Berger Lecturer at the 25th Hans Berger Symposium in June. This honor was based on early work on sleep deprivation, as well as on intensive CCTV/EEG monitoring studies.