History

HistoryFACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) is affiliated with the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Langone Medical Center.

FACES began when a group of parents, adult patients, and doctors came together in 1994 to advance research, clinical care, and education, and to tackle the social and behavioral problems that complicate epilepsy. Since its founding, FACES seeks to improve the quality of life for all people affected by epilepsy through research, education and awareness, and community-building events. Most importantly, we are committed to find a cure.

Our Founder, Dr. Orrin Devinsky, writes:

"FACES is a family, a community working together to make a difference in the lives of those touched by epilepsy. Among the 3 million Americans with epilepsy, nearly 1 million have uncontrolled seizures and 2 million suffer from their medication's side effects. Too many lives are limited and injured by epilepsy and its treatment. We are committed to honor our twofold mission: to help one person at a time, but also to focus our efforts on research that could impact numerous lives."