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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Hüppi, Petra S.; Ryvlin, Philippe

Current Opinion in Neurology: April 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p v
doi: 10.1097/WCO.0000000000000084
Editorial introductions

Current Opinion in Neurology was launched in 1988. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of neurology is divided into 14 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.

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Petra S. Hüppi

Petra S. Hüppi is a national and internationally appraised clinician scientist and is recognized as a leader in child development research.

She is one of the pioneers in brain research of newborns with modern imaging technology and in particular magnetic resonance imaging. Her research started in 1988 and has since contributed to major new concepts of understanding early human brain development and the long-term neurodevelopmental effects of prematurity. Since 1998 she directs the Child Development Unit and the Division of Development and Growth at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is a full Professor of Pediatrics since 2003 at the University of Geneva, and holds a visiting scientist position at the Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, where she collaborates with her mentor, Professor Joseph J. Volpe, a prominent figure of child neurology. She served as a Board of Trustee member of the International Pediatric Research Foundation and as the European Chief Editor of the Pediatric Research Journal. Currently, she is a Board of Trustee member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and sits on the National Research Council of both Switzerland and France.

Her research projects focus on enhancing brain development for at risk infants, and she leads research, in basic, translational and clinical developmental neuroscience.

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Philippe Ryvlin

Philippe Ryvlin is Professor of Neurology, Chair of the Department of Functional Neurology and Epileptology at Hospices Civils de Lyon, Director of the Translational and Integrative Group in Epilepsy Research (TIGER), at Lyon's Neuroscience Research Centre (INSERM U1028, CNRS 5292), and co-Founder of the Epilepsy Institute (IDEE), Lyon, France. He is also President of the European Epilepsy Monitoring Association (EEMA), co-Chair of the Epilepsy Advocacy Europe Joint Task Force of the ILAE and IBE, Founder of the European Network for Epilepsy Research (ENER), and coordinator of the European pilot network of reference centres in refractory epilepsy and epilepsy surgery recently granted by the European Union (E-PILEPSY). He has published over 165 PubMed referenced papers on topics primarily related to epilepsy surgery, anti-epileptic drugs and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

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