Jerzy Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Epilepsy Center, has been named a fellow of the American Epilepsy Society.
Szaflarski joined the UAB Department of Neurology in fall of 2013 as a professor and the director of the Division of Epilepsy.
The American Epilepsy started the fellows program to encourage epilepsy professionals by supporting their research and career development. Fellows are invited to attend the AES Annual Meeting to learn about the latest findings in research and meet with mentors about career planning.
Fellows are awarded a monetary grant of $750 and a one-year AES membership. While attending the annual AES meeting, Szaflarski will be giving a presidential lecture.