Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a nongovernmental agency that funds research in epilepsy to find a cure and promote research. The organization was founded in 1998 by a small group of parents who were frustrated with their children’s epilepsy and has since raised over $60 million to fund epilepsy research and has awarded grants for over 230 projects in 15 countries.
The CURE website features many sections where users can learn about the latest in epilepsy news, research, events, programs, and more. There are detailed and well organized overviews of research projects and programs so that people can understand the latest efforts in epilepsy research. There is also a For Patients tab where users can learn about the condition and find other helpful resources.
Research and News
In the Research section, users can read about CURE’s signature programs that include post-traumatic epilepsy for veterans, a genetics initiative, an infantile spasms initiative, and more. In the Epilepsy News section, users can browse the latest articles and developments in epilepsy and read more about the news related to seizures.
The For Patients section is separated into categories that directly relate to the stages of the patient journey from an overview to phases, diagnosis, and therapies. Users can also find an epilepsy center near them by entering their zip codes and seeing the results on a map. Finally, there is a database of clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov to join a study that can help advance research in and provide treatment for epilepsy.