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Dr. Steven Schachter Receives Ambassador for Epilepsy Award

Date: 8/28/2011

At the 29th International Epilepsy Congress in Rome, the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) presented Steven Schachter, MD, CIMIT Chief Academic Officer and Neurotechnology Program Leader, with an Ambassador for Epilepsy Award for his outstanding achievement in the international struggle against epilepsy.

Ambassador for Epilepsy Awards are presented every 2 years and a maximum of 12 Awards are presented at any one time. The Award is given to individuals as a recognition of outstanding personal contributions to activities advancing the cause of epilepsy that have either been performed at an international level or have an international impact or significance. The Award is given for the lifetime of the recipient and the name of each recipient is added to the Ambassadors’ Hall of Fame maintained by IBE and ILAE.

Although not carrying a monetary value, the Award reflects international peer recognition of individual contributions. Those considered for receipt of the Award are nominated by an IBE or ILAE chapter, or by a member of the IBE or ILAE Executive Committee. The 2011 nomination for Dr. Schachter was submitted by Dr. John M. Pellock, President of the American Epilepsy Society, on behalf of the Society.


CIMIT is the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology. A non-profit consortium of Boston-area teaching hospitals and engineering schools, CIMIT provides innovators with resources to explore, develop and implement novel technological solutions for today’s most urgent healthcare problems. Participants in the consortium are Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Northeastern University, Partners HealthCare and VA Boston Healthcare System.

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