The 2021 AEA Community Seed Grant winners

May 11, 2021

Last year we launched the Research Network at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, we are still in the midst of the pandemic but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. With your support in 2020, we can financially support three research studies focused on the diagnosis, management, and outcomes of individuals with autoimmune encephalitis.

Our 2021 AEA Community Seed Grant Winners:

Development of optimal clinical approaches in seronegative autoimmune encephalitis Soon-Tae Lee, MD, PhD  – Seoul National University Hospital – South-Korea

Patient Reported Outcomes while Manipulating the Immune System in autoimmune EncephalitisJuna de Vries, MD, PhD – Erasmus University – The Netherlands

Subclinical activity in anti-LGI1 encephalitis: diagnostic tests and prognostic implications Amaia Muñoz Lopetegi, MD – Hospital Clinic of Barcelona – Spain

In the coming weeks you will learn more about these studies and their impact.  

We want to thank the Medical Advisory Board’s research committee members for reviewing and scoring all the submitted proposals and putting forth a recommendation for the AE Alliance’s governing board. 

Although current therapies in AE are effective in many patients, recovery is often prolonged, and relapses and persistent damage can occur. Research investment is needed to improve our understanding of the disease, shorten the disease course and create long-lasting disease stability.

Join the Research Network today and further expand our grant program. Donate to the Research Network Today!

Together, we are changing the course of AE.

The Research Network funds research that has a direct impact on those affected by AE. We have two generous donors that will match any donation you make to the Research Network, up to $15,000.