Dec 7, 2020

Jay A. Salpekar, M.D. Presents 2020 Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman AES Clinical Lecture in Ethical Neuropsychiatry Award

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Monday, Dec. 7, 2020
6:30 p.m. EST

CHICAGO - Jay A. Salpekar, M.D. presented Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman AES Clinical Lecture in Ethical Neuropsychiatry Award during the AES2020 event of the American Epilepsy Society (AES). Dr. Salpekar spoke on the Treatment of Psychiatric Comorbidities during the Best Practices in Clinical Epilepsy Symposium.

Dr. Salpekar is the director of the Neuropsychiatry in Epilepsy Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. He has been and remains an academician overlapping psychiatry and neurology for 25 years. He is a long-time investigator for clinical research projects involving psychiatric illness associated with epilepsy.

Dr. Salpekar has been committed to the epilepsy community for over two decades, most recently as a committee chair in the American Epilepsy Society, serving two terms on the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation, and on the editorial board of

As the mother of a child with epilepsy, Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman understood the significant psychiatric and social ramifications of epilepsy and became a staunch advocate for increased education on these aspects. Her son, AES member Dr. Kenneth R. Kaufman, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Anesthesiology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, established an AES fund in her honor to recognize her compassion, her advocacy, and her support for clinical research on the psychiatric and social aspects of epilepsy and the use of antiepileptic drugs in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.


Davis Renzelmann
Public Communications Inc.

About the American Epilepsy Society

Founded in 1936, the American Epilepsy Society (AES) is a medical and scientific society whose members are dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy. AES is an inclusive global forum where professionals from academia, private practice, not-for-profit, government and industry can learn, share and grow to eradicate epilepsy and its consequences.