I am deeply humbled and honored for being selected the 2017 Distinguished Service Awardee by my core professional society
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB)
December 01, 2017
On Friday, December 1, 2017, José Enrique Cavazos, MD, PhD, will be presented with the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) “2017 Distinguished Service Award” during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. AES is a medical and scientific society of 4,000 members dedicated to eradicating epilepsy and its consequences.
“I am deeply humbled and honored for being selected the 2017 Distinguished Service Awardee by my core professional society,” said Cavazos. ¨I have been passionate about participating in AES since I attended my first meeting in 1989. It is wonderful to serve in a professional society where so many other amazing scientists and physicians are working eagerly toward the same goal of improving the lives of people with epilepsy.”
Dr. Cavazos’ work in the field of epilepsy includes almost 30 years of research, education and patient care. He helped draft the 2008 law that created the VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. He is Professor and Assistant Dean for the MD/PhD Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, now called UT Health San Antonio™. He has been an active researcher and partner with the NIH and FDA. He has served as an editorial board member of Epilepsy Research and Epilepsy and Behavior. And, he has held numerous leadership roles at AES and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).
Through a series of chance encounters, Dr. Cavazos met Mike Girouard. After multiple discussions, he began consulting in 2009. Ultimately, they, along with others, cofounded Brain Sentinel, Inc. in 2011. Dr. Cavazos was the Principal Investigator of the pivotal clinical trial that led to the FDA de novo clearance of the SPEAC® System, the first FDA-cleared, non-EEG, physiological, signal-based system for seizure monitoring.
Cavazos continued, ¨I accepted the challenge at Brain Sentinel because I believed I could reach more patients with a product to improve a known diagnostic gap in epilepsy care. Those of us that make epilepsy diagnoses decisions must often do so based on imperfect data –…