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Susan Axelrod - Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. Chicago, IL, US

Susan Axelrod Susan Axelrod

Chair | Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

Chicago, IL, UNITED STATES

Biography

In 1998, Susan Axelrod and two other mothers, frustrated with their inability to protect their children from the devastation of uncontrollable seizures and the side effects of medications, joined forces to spearhead the search for a cure for epilepsy. Under her leadership, CURE has successfully redefined the goals of epilepsy research as “no seizures, no side effects.” Susan serves on the NIH’s National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council and also as a consumer reviewer for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program within the Department of Defense. Susan has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her passionate advocacy.

Industry Expertise (6)

Health Care - Providers

Government Administration

Medical Equipment / Supplies / Distribution

Public Policy

Research

Health Care - Services

Areas of Expertise (6)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Treatment

Stroke

Leadership and Training

Volunteer Leadership and Development

Treating Stroke Victims

Accomplishments (4)

Consumer Reviewer (professional)

Susan serves as a consumer reviewer for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program in the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program within the Department of Defense.

2010 Chicagoan of the Year Recipient (professional)

Research!America’s 2007 Llura and Gordon Gund Volunteer Leadership Award Recipient (professional)

Council Member (professional)

Susan serves on the NIH’s National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council.

Education (2)

University of Chicago Business School: MBA, Business Administration/Health Service Administration

Colorado College: B.A., Humanities

Sample Talks (3)

The Importance of Patient-Doctor Communication

Susan spoke to this topic at the 29th International Epilepsy Congress 2011.

New Attitudes and New Approaches to Treating Epilepsy

Susan was an invited speaker at the Inaugural Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in November of 2003.

Medical Philanthropy: Investing in the ‘Cure Enterprise

Susan participated in this panel discussion at the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference.

Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC

Fees

*Will consider certain engagements for no fee