PERF® Celebrating 20 Years

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation® celebrates 20 years as a not-for-profit organization.  PERF®’s co-founder and Board of Directors President, Dr. Roy D. Elterman handed over the meeting gavel to incoming President,  Dr. Renée A. Shellhaas at the Annual Board of Directors Meeting held at the Lodge at Torrey Pines June 13-14, 2024.  […]


Celebrating the Legacy of Drs. Peter and Carol Camfield

Dr. Peter Camfield, a world-renowned pediatric epileptologist has been a member of the PERF® Board of Directors since 2013 providing insightful critique of the PERF® research grant applications and financial oversight of the organization’s investments.
On April 8, 2024, the Canadian League Against Epilepsy – Ligue Canadienne Contré L’Épilepsie (CLAE-LCCE) and the Hospital for Sick Children […]


The Story Behind the Shields Research Grant

IN THE SPOTLIGHT, features Dr. Christopher (Chris) Giza at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine as the first recipient of the Shields Research Grant in 2007.  This award, which was initially supported by the Winokur Family Foundation but has been fully supported by PERF® since 2018.
Dr. Shields, PERF®’s Vice-President and Secretary shared how the research […]