Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Michelle Welborn, PharmD President Lewisville, NC’ Peter Haeberli, JD Counsel, Merk Betsy English, MD Winston Salem NC ...

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Michelle Welborn, PharmD

Michelle Welborn, PharmD

Michelle Welborn holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University School of Pharmacy. She serves as President and CEO of Bravo Pharmaceuticals, a small start-up biotech company that will provide novel pharmaceuticals and first to market generic products for rare diseases, including intractable childhood epilepsy.

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Peter Haeberli, JD

Peter Haeberli, JD

Peter Haeberli, J.D. joined Merck following the acquisition of Sirna Therapeutics Inc. in 2006. At Sirna, Mr. Haeberli held the position of Director, Intellectual Property, where he was instrumental in the development of the company's intellectual property estate.

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Our Alliances

These organizations support our mission and work with or along side of ICE to improve the outcome by funding research and education, raising awareness, promoting the ketogenic diet, and supporting families and children with intractable epilepsy.

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About ICE

About ICE

As many as 40% of children with epilepsy do not find seizure freedom with anti-epileptic drug therapy and are considered "refractory" , "intractable", or "drug resistant" patients. An astounding 70% of patients suffering from epilepsy do not know what is causing their seizures, and the cause is determined as "idiopathic" or "cryptogenic" .

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ICE Statement

ICE Statement

The Intractable Childhood Epilepsy Alliance is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to improving lives of children affected by intractable epilepsy through evidence-based information, advocacy for appropriate medical treatment including compassionate use and Orphan drug products, promotion of drug development, data collection through patient registries, and funding of research that will lead to a cure for intractable childhood epilepsies.

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Have Hope

Have Hope

ICE Alliance – Have Hope for Intractable Epilepsies in Children Together we will Improve the Outcome and Reach for the Cure. Epilepsy is a condition where recurrent electrical discharges in the brain disturb the normal functioning of the nervous system. These episodes of disturbance are called seizures. Two or more unprovoked (caused by fever or nervous system infection) seizures typically leads to a diagnosis of epilepsy. Each year 45,000 children ages 15 and under develop epilepsy in the US. Some of these children outgrow their...

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Terms of Use The ICE Epilepsy Alliance website offer complimentary information as an interactive community service at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that the use of this ICE Alliance website implies your acceptance of all terms and conditions. ICE Alliance reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time, without notice. Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute...

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Professional Advisory Board

Professional Advisory Board

ICE Alliance's Professional Advisory Board is a group of leading intractable childhood epilepsy, genetics, and drug development researchers from both academia and industry, clinicians who work with patients with intractable epilepsy, and experts from related fields.

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James C. Cloyd III, PharmD

James C. Cloyd III, PharmD

Professor and Lawrence C Weaver Endowed Chair- Orphan Drug Development Director, Center for Orphan Drug Research Co-Director, Epilepsy Research and Education Program

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Dr. Helen Cross

Dr. Helen Cross

Helen  Cross, MB ChB PhD FRCP FRCPCH Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children London, England http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/ich/academicunits/Neurosciences/StaffList Academic Appointments: Head of Neuroscience Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health Professor Helen Cross is The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Neurology at UCL-Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London and the National Centre for...

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Andrew Escayg, PhD

Andrew Escayg, PhD

Assistant Professor at Emory University Education 1997-2002 Postdoctoral training, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan

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Renzo Guerrini, MD

Renzo Guerrini, MD

Professor of Pediatric Neurology Division of Child Neurology and Psychiatry University of Pisa and IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris

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Linda Laux, MD

Linda Laux, MD

Attending Physician Neurology and Epilepsy Center Assistant professor of Pediatrics Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, Il

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Mohamad Mikati, MD

Mohamad Mikati, MD

Professor; Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology Pediatrics, School of Medicine Duke University Duke Institute of Brain Science Faculty Durham, NC

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Ian Miller, MD

Ian Miller, MD

Director of Neuroinformatics Department of Neurology Miami Children's Brain Institute Miami, FL

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