Virtual Pardo Lecture set for March 19
Amy Brooks-Kayal, M.D., FAAN, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at UC Davis Health, will be the featured lecturer for this annual event.
The University of Kansas Medical Center's Department of Neurology will present its Lillian Pardo, M.D., Pediatric Neurology Lectureship virtually on March 19.
The annual event begins at 8 a.m. and is free to attend. Neurosciences professionals as well as other health care experts and the general public are invited to join the annual event featuring Amy Brooks-Kayal, M.D., FAAN, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at UC Davis Health. Brooks-Kayal's topic will be "From Mechanisms to Medicines: The Dawn of Precision and Disease Modifying Therapies for Epilepsy."
To view the lecture, visit the KU Medical Center calendar for details.
Brooks-Kayal specializes in caring for children and teens with difficult to manage or complex epilepsy. Her research and academic interests for patients include understanding how seizures effect the brain and development of novel treatments for the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy. For referring providers, her research emphasizes the effects of seizure activity on neurotransmitter systems with particular emphasis on understanding the molecular regulation of GABA(A) receptor expression during epileptogenesis and development of novel therapeutics for the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy.
A fellow with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES), Brooks-Kayal was honored by the AES with its Founders' Award in 2019 and she earned the Swebilius Award in Epilepsy from Yale in 2018. She also is an elected director with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Lillian Pardo, M.D., a professor emerita in pediatrics and neurology at KU Medical Center, established the annual lectureship with her husband, Manuel P. Pardo, M.D., to help inspire today's students, residents and young faculty the way visiting professors often inspired her during her medical education and academic medical center career.