Nomination for the Sophie Award

The Sophie Award for Young KCNQ2 Investigators

KCNQ2 research is a growing and exciting field of study in pediatric neurology. The Jack Pribaz Foundation is proud to be a pioneer supporter of KCNQ2-related epilepsy research, and we are looking for talented young investigators to join our cause.

The Sophie Award for Young KCNQ2 Investigators was established in honor of a child named Sophie who passed away from complications of the disease. The aim of the award is to inspire the next generation of KCNQ2 researchers with a grant to conduct promising KCNQ2 studies.

Young investigators are within ten years of completing their research degree or medical residency (or equivalent). Nomination of a young investigator will include:

  • A one-page letter of recommendation by a senior faculty
  • A one-page personal statement describing
    • work to date in KCNQ2 research
    • study plan for new or continuing KCNQ2 research


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