The mission of FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by epilepsy through research clinical programs, education, raising awareness and community-building events. The mission of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is to set the standard of care for people with epilepsy through quality treatment by world-class clinicians, innovative therapies, and cutting-edge research. The largest epilepsy care facility in the United States, the Comprehensive EpilepsyCenter at NYU Langone Medical Center serves children and adults from every region of the United States and from more than 20 countries. Our team cares for patients with the most difficult-to-control epilepsy by using traditional and experimental treatments. These include new surgical techniques, dietary therapies, investigational drug trials, electric stimulation and alternative therapies. Our neurosurgeons have pioneered new surgical procedures to help patients who were previously considered inoperable, but who are now able to receive treatments with unparalleled safety and effectiveness. Advancing the quality of care for individuals is made possible through FACES, which raises funds to provide for pioneering research efforts and provide for a broad reach of education, awareness and community-building events to patients, parents and caregivers. Its programs continue to grown in scope and ambition as we strive to understand the causes of epilepsy, to develop better treatments and to improve the lives of patients and their families.
We welcome you to learn more. Please visit our website www.nyufaces.org to download our educational materials and newsletters, learn about research underway, view the upcoming lecture and fun community building event schedules, or give a tax-deductible donation.