Congratulations to recent alumna, Ingrid Pfau, whose film on Epilepsy was named the Runner-up at the 2013 Neuro Film Festival. The film was screened and awards announced on March 22 at the Neuro Film Festival in San Diego in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting, the world's largest meeting of neurologists. Ingrid won $500 and a trip to the screening in San Diego.
The Neuro Film Festival, presented by the American Brain Foundation, aims to raise awareness about the need to donate money for research into the prevention, treatment, and cure of brain and nervous system diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, autism, brain injury, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis.
Ingrid was the first student to graduate with an Individually Designed Major in Environmental Science Filmmaking from the College of Arts and Sciences. She was also the first and only UAB student to be awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. Ingrid is an alumna of our University Honors Program and also graduated with Departmental Honors in Biology. She is now earning her MFA in Natural Science Filmmaking at Montana State University.
Epillepsy (intentionally misspelled) is the title of her wonderful 5 minute film which can be viewed here.
Written By: Michael Sloane, Ph.D.