Wayne State University Faculty and Students Present Original Research and Lectures at the American Epilepsy Society 2022 Annual Meeting

The American Epilepsy Society hosted its 2022 annual conference in Nashville, TN this year in early December.  This meeting was attended by over 7500 people from over 70 countries. Deepti Zutshi, MD, Associate Professor, of the Department of Neurology was invited to speak in a special session, Dobbs vs. Jackson: Impact on Reproductive Health in Epilepsy, with a focus on reproductive health access in people of color. She also chaired the Pregnancy Outcomes Special Interest Group where she hosted experts from around the world on their recent findings on infertility risks, folic acid use in pregnancy and adolescent cognitive outcomes in people with epilepsy. Dr. Zutshi was also elected as a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society. Wayne State University faculty, post-docs, students, and residents presented seventeen abstracts at the conference. Jasmine Coles, Third year Wayne State University Medical student was invited to present her work with Dr. Zutshi on Social disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Epilepsy at the Broadening Representation Inclusion and Diversity by Growing Equity poster session. Yu Kitazawa, MD, PhD, who works with primary investigator Professor Eishi Asano, MD, PhD won the Grass Young Investigator Award for his work titled Object Recognition using Images, Sounds, and Sentences: Normative Dynamic Tractography Atlases. The media picked up an abstract presented by WSU medical students Abdulmohsen Ghuloum, MS4, Wesley Kohls, MS4 and Jason Liu, MS2 and their faculty mentor, Dr. Deepti Zutshi, on their analysis of the rising cost of anti-seizure medications in Medicare Part D and Medicaid spending by various media and news outlets.

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