#NYUHockey #PlayItFWD December 9, 2018

In the past few weeks we have had some amazing people raise awareness for Autoimmune Encephalitis and raise funds for the AE Alliance, so we can continue to invest in research and improve clinical care. Let’s start in New York City. A friend of one of NYU’s hockey players got diagnosed in the spring with […]

Brain on Fire 5K for Hope July 3, 2019

The Dewees Family is organizing a 5K run to raise awareness for Autoimmune Encephalitis.  March 2019, just one day after turning 13, Luke Dewees was diagnosed with Autoimmune Encephalitis.  The next month was a terrifying and trying time.  Luke spent more than 3 weeks in the hospital battling this rare and evasive disease.  With the […]

AE Grand Rounds, Duke Medical Center, January 24, 2013 March 24, 2013

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics, January 24, 2013

Giving Back on Giving Tuesday December 3, 2019

When I was diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in 2010, I didn’t understand what that meant – and not just because I had a brain disease. My symptoms, ranging from paranoia and mania to the inability to walk or use my hands, seizures, and no longer being able to read or follow conversations, varied so […]

Today is World Encephalitis Day February 22, 2016

World Encephalitis Day is February, 22, each year – just remember 222. This is a day for all of us affected by encephalitis, whether we are patients, family members, doctors, researchers, or caregivers, to come together and talk about our experiences with brain inflammation and the many forms it takes. While we at the Autoimmune […]

Thank you for your Support! May 6, 2020

AE Family and Friends, Our hearts are filled with gratitude for your extraordinary efforts yesterday, contributing to our Research Network and spreading the word to your families, friends, and colleagues about this significant opportunity to invest in AE research through the Alliance.  We set a $10,000 goal at the beginning of the campaign, and we […]

Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance Hires Executive Director August 16, 2016

(Durham, N.C.)—The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is pleased to announce John “Spencer” Spencer as its new executive director. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, I welcome Spencer as executive director,” said Board Chair Will McDow. “Spencer is already hard at work, moving the Alliance forward in […]

Thank you November 26, 2020

Today is Thanksgiving, a holiday for the family to come together and give thanks. This year will be different as not all families will be able to reunite for the holidays due to COVID-19. This situation may apply to our AE community even more so, as many of you are on immunotherapy or just finishing […]

New pediatric center in Arizona targets autoimmune disorders September 23, 2016

The following was reported by Stephanie Innes at the Arizona Daily Star. The opening of the new Children’s Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy Center in Tucson marks a new era of pediatric research for the University of Arizona, UA president Ann Weaver Hart said Tuesday during an opening event held at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. The disorders hit […]

Giving Tuesday is Now! December 1, 2020

The 2020 year has been unprecedented in so many ways. Though this pandemic has wreaked havoc in all our lives, our AE community has experienced the disruptions in profound and tangible ways, from interruptions in treatment to implementing particularly stringent measures to protect fragile immune systems. In partnering with you through your journey with AE […]