New fellowship targets epilepsy


Published: 16Jun2011

The Frederick Andermann Fellowship in Epileptology and EEG created in partnership with UCB Pharma, offers both clinical and research training in preparation for a career as an epileptologist. This new two-year fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro will enable a trainee to pursue dedicated training in epileptology (medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy) and Electroencephalography or EEG (measures the brain’s electrical activity - for the study and diagnosis of epilepsy). 

“I am humbled by this honour and would like to thank my colleagues at The Neuro and UCB for creating this wonderful opportunity for specialized training in epilepsy,” said Dr. Frederick Andermann, OC, during the fellowship announcement. 

Dr. Frederick Andermann and his wife Eva Andermann, widely respected as pioneers in the diagnosis and genetics of epilepsy, have trained distinguished physicians and scientists who have pursued careers in 5 continents and have improved the lives of patients with epilepsy all over the world. Their legacy of training global experts and treating an international community led to the development of this Fellowship that will leverage their mission to take the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy to new heights, as well as provide epilepsy patients around the world with better care. 

The Andermanns credit The Neuro for the unique environment it provides trainees by offering vital clinical experience along with an unparalleled opportunity to use the latest and most innovative technology in the study and treatment of epilepsy.

Frederick Andermann Fellowship trainees will interact with a broad range of experts in clinical and basic neurosciences at The Neuro who have along with the Andermanns pioneered technology for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy for more than 75 years.

About the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro, is a unique academic medical centre dedicated to neuroscience. The Neuro is a research and teaching institute of McGill University and forms the basis for the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. Founded in 1934 by the renowned Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro is recognized internationally for integrating research, compassionate patient care and advanced training, all key to advances in science and medicine. Neuro researchers are world leaders in cellular and molecular neuroscience, brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience and the study and treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders. The Montreal Neurological Institute was named as one of the Seven Centres of Excellence in Budget 2007, which provided the MNI with $15 million in funding to support its research and commercialization activities related to neurological disease and neuroscience.

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