For the seventh consecutive year, Nihon Kohden has donated the proceeds from the sale of one of its EEG-1200A machines to benefit the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) clinical and basic research fellowships. The EEG machine was purchased by Sentara Hospital of Hampton Roads, and 100% of the proceeds, which equals $28,176.84, will be presented to AES at 2 PM on Dec 5 during the society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia.

“Financial support is critical to the AES mission to advance research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of epilepsy,” says Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, president American Epilepsy Society, in a release. “Having partners like Nihon Kohden who have consistently supported AES through this unique equipment sale is vital to helping AES continue to work toward our vision of eradicating epilepsy and its consequences.”

Jennifer May, PhD, manager of clinical neurophysiology at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, says, “Our purchase of Nihon Kohden’s advanced EEG machine will directly contribute to AES and epilepsy research. We expect that this product will benefit our patients and we look forward to offering it as a treatment option.”

Nihon Kohden’s support of AES is part of the organization’s fundraising efforts to support the society’s educational, research, and training offerings. Proceeds will be designated to support post-doctoral fellowships and early career grants awarded by the Lennox & Lombroso Trust and a clinical research training fellowship awarded by the Susan S. Spencer Fund.

“The work the AES has undertaken to advance the understanding of epilepsy and improve the lives of those with the disorder is incredibly admirable, and is a vision Nihon Kohden shares,” says Kathy Hart, vice president of marketing at Nihon Kohden America. “Since our founding, Nihon Kohden has been dedicated to bringing pioneering EEG machines to healthcare, and we are proud to support epilepsy research and education though the proceeds of the sale of our EEG-1200 system in partnership with Sentara Healthcare of Hampton Roads.”