Wilder Center for Epilepsy Research

Photo of Mr & Mrs Wilder

Welcome to the BJ and Eve Wilder Center for Epilepsy Research at the University of Florida

B Joe Wilder, MD, was a pivotal figure in the establishment of epilepsy services at the University of Florida. In 2012, the vision and generosity of Mrs Eve and Dr BJ Wilder  (pictured) resulted in the creation of an interdisciplinary epilepsy research center. Today, the Wilder Endowment supports epilepsy-related research and funds two faculty endowments at UF, the Wilder Family Professorship and the BJ and Eve Wilder Professorship.

The Wilder Center supports research in epilepsy and the brain science around epilepsy outside of clinical trials. The mandate of the Center is broad and essentially focuses on the interests of its affiliate faculty. We welcome all areas of neuroscience with a connection to epilepsy, and faculty affiliates across the UF campus are always solicited. Presently, there are specific efforts directed to the electrophysiology of the normal and epileptic brain state, novel MR neuroimaging paradigms for epilepsy, and the cognition-sensorimotor function-epilepsy intersection.

The Wilder Center also hosts a week-long annual visiting professorship of epilepsy in March each year, at which time the annual update conference for the UF community is also held. We are proud to announce  the 2019 Wilder Visiting Professor as Patrick Chauvel, MD (Marseille & Cleveland Clinic), an internationally-renowned surgical epileptologist.

Please direct inquiries to:  wildercenter@neurology.ufl.edu