Dec 4, 2021

Tanjala Gipson, MD Presents 2021 Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman AES Clinical Lecture in Ethical Neuropsychiatry Award

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EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, 2:30 PM CST


CHICAGO - Tanjala Gipson, M.D. presented the Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman AES Clinical Lecture in Ethical Neuropsychiatry during the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES). Dr. Gipson spoke on “Epilepsy and Behavior: What Physicians and Providers Need to Know” during the Best Practices in Clinical Epilepsy Symposium.

Dr. Gipson is director, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Clinic, Boling Center for Disabilities, and director, TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders Clinic at La Bonheur Children's Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. Her clinical and research emphasis includes tuberous sclerosis complex and children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities including autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, developmental delay, epilepsy-related cognitive and behavioral concerns, and disruptive behaviors such as aggression and self-injury. An internationally recognized expert in Tuberous Sclerosis Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders (TAND), Dr. Gipson created the first TSC Center of Excellence at Kennedy Krieger Institute. In her current position, she works collaboratively with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, and the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center to further clinical and research efforts for this unique population.

The Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman AES Clinical Award in Ethical Neuropsychiatry honors the memory of educator Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman, who held knowledge and compassion as keystone virtues. As a mother of a child with epilepsy, she understood the significant psychiatric and social ramifications of epilepsy. Supported by the AES Rebecca Goldberg Kaufman Fund, this lecture promotes clinical neuropsychiatry, the psychiatric aspects of epilepsy, and/or 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.