Childhood Status Epilepticus and Epilepsy Determinants of Outcome (SEED)

April 1, 2021

Abstract Status epilepticus (SE) is the most common serious neurological emergency among children worldwide. In the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of childhood SE-associated mortality and morbidity appears to be especially high. However, the phenotypes of childhood SE, clinical predictors of SE-associated mortality and of SE-associated neurodevelopmental morbidity, and genomic predictors of SE, SE-associated mortality and neurodevelopmental morbidity have not been well-characterized in this region.

Higher Education Partnership for Innovation and Sustainable Biomedical Informatics Capacity in Kenya (PISBIC Kenya)

April 19, 2019

PI: Martin C. Were, M.D., M.S.  VIGH core faculty member Martin Were, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, was recently awarded a cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish the Higher Education Partnership for Innovation and Sustainable Biomedical Informatics Capacity in Kenya (PISBIC Kenya).