Renzo Guerrini, M.D., Director and Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Psychiatry, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children's Hospital, Italy, has been named recipient of the 2012 Epilepsy Research Recognition Award for Clinical Science conferred by the American Epilepsy Society (AES). The award recognizes Dr. Guerrini for his outstanding contributions land productivity over the past two decades in the study of genetic and developmental causes of epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Research Recognition Award is part of the AES public recognition program to encourage and reward clinical and basic science investigators whose research contributes importantly in the effort to understand and conquer epilepsy. This year's award for clinical science will be presented on December 1st during the Society's 66th annual meeting and scientific conference in San Diego, USA.
Dr. Guerrini is internationally recognized for his scientific work in characterizing the clinical signs, neurogenetics, neuronal functioning, and brain physiology of the childhood epilepsies, particularly of epilepsies associated with abnormalities of brain development. He also leads a major European research initiative to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment in children with difficult-to-treat epilepsy.