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Wisconsin Neuropsychologist Bruce P. Hermann, Ph.D.

Elected to American Epilepsy Society Board

 

Embargoed for release until 8:30 AM (EDT), December 9th

Washington, DC, December 9 – Bruce P. Herman, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurology and director of the Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, over the weekend was elected a board director of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), during the Society’s 67th annual meeting and scientific conference at the Washington, DC, Convention Center.  Dr. Hermann is an internationally recognized expert on the cognitive, behavioral and quality of life outcomes of epilepsy and epilepsy surgery.  The directorship becomes effective immediately.

 

AES is the nation’s 3,000-member professional society for epilepsy physicians (epileptologists), scientists, and allied professionals dedicated to the treatment, prevention and cure of seizures and epilepsy. 

 

Dr. Hermann received the AES Service Award in 2012 for his contributions in the field of epilepsy and long record of voluntary service to AES and its members.   He has held active memberships over the years on some 15 AES committees and task force groups, two of which he chaired.

 

Beyond his commitment to AES, Dr. Hermann has been an active volunteer with the Epilepsy Foundation, the national lay organization dedicated to helping patients and families affected by the disorder.  He has served on the foundation’s board of directors, as a member and chair of its professional advisory board, and its research committee.  He has been active on several working groups and committees for the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, as well as neuropsychology working groups for ILAE, the international organization for professionals in epilepsy.

 

Dr. Hermann has served as a contributing editor of the AES journal Epilepsy Currents and as a member of the editorial boards of Epilepsy Research and The Journal of Epilepsy.  He has just completed an eight-year term as an associate editor of Epilepsia, and is a current associate editor of Epilepsy & Behavior.   His current research involves investigations of the cognitive, brain, and behavioral development of children with new onset epilepsy.

 

About Epilepsy

The epilepsies affect 50 million people worldwide, including three million in the United States.  The disorder can have a single specific, well-defined cause, such as a head injury, or manifest as a syndrome with a complex of symptoms.  It is the third most common neurological disorder after Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.

 

About the American Epilepsy Society (AES)

The American Epilepsy Society, based in West Hartford, CT, seeks to advance and improve the treatment of epilepsy through the promotion of epilepsy research and education for healthcare professionals.   Society membership includes physicians and scientists who study and treat epilepsy (epileptologists) and allied professionals who care for people with seizure disorders.

 

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Information Contacts:

Peter Van Haverbeke, AES Media Relations, cell 703-927-9639

Natalie Judd, Big Voice Communications, cell 203-605-9515, office 203-389-5223