Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy

SUDEP Research Consortium


To identify treatable biological risk factors that predispose to SUDEP in order to understand, predict, and prevent premature mortality in individuals with seizure disorders.

About us:

The SRC was formed in October, 2011 by leading investigators with established clinical and basic laboratory research interests in understanding the impact of epilepsy on normal lifespan. The five participating medical centers include Baylor College of Medicine, Northwestern University, University of California, University of Iowa, and University of Michigan. The consortium was awarded a 3 year planning grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to develop an integrated research plan designed to establish a multisite, national ‘Center without Walls’ for SUDEP research.

Supported by:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH