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Medical Management in Epilepsy – A Journey into the Unknown

CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series Fall 2020

Talk Title: Medical Management in Epilepsy – A Journey into the Unknown

Speaker: Rachel Kuperman, Founder & CEO, Eysz Lab

Bio: Rachel Kuperman, MD is the CEO and co-founder of Eysz, an early stage startup developing a real-time, machine-learning based remote monitoring solution to reliably detect seizures associated with loss of consciousness. Rachel co-founded Eysz to address the significant unmet need for identifying seizures outside of the hospital. The company spun out of her research showing that eye movement analysis can be used to detect seizures. The company has been recognized by the Epilepsy Foundation, IEEE/NIH, and most recently by the International Society for Optics and Photonics. Prior to co-founding Eysz, Rachel ran the Pediatric Epilepsy Program and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland for 10 years. She attended UCSF Medical School, completed Child Neurology Fellowship at Columbia, and then then completed at Epilepsy Fellowship at UCSF.

Abstract: Neuroscience has made tremendous leaps and bounds in the last three decades. Sadly, the outcomes for people with epilepsy have not changed significantly with costs more than tripling to 28 billion dollars per year. Why the big divide between research and clinical care? We will explore the barriers to translation and adoption of new technologies in the clinic.

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