Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

‘No NEAM Without ME’ Is Theme of Epilepsy Awareness Month

From sporting something purple to sharing graphics on social media, supporters are marking National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM), observed each November to bring attention to epilepsy and its associated disorders, including Dravet syndrome. There are 65 million people around the world who live with the central nervous system…

‘Dance for Dravet’ for DSF Research Set for Oct. 14

The 4th annual Dance for Dravet will be presented Oct. 14 in St. Louis, Missouri to support the research of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF) to find better therapies for this type of epilepsy which is characterized by prolonged seizures. The event, which will be held at the…

Educational Events on Tap to Mark Dravet Awareness Month and Day

From remembering those lost to Dravet syndrome to sharing patient stories, supporters are gearing up to mark Dravet Syndrome Awareness Month, observed each June to call attention to this severe type of epilepsy and the 1 in 20,000 to 40,000 individuals globally it is thought to affect. International Dravet…

WHO Sets Global Action Plan Through 2031 for Epilepsy Disorders

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a sweeping global draft action plan for epilepsy and related disorders, including Dravet syndrome, that outlines goals — including reducing death rates and stigma — through 2031. Officially called the Draft Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Disorders…

New Nile App Seeks to Help People Manage Their Healthcare

The Epilepsy Foundation has launched a free mobile app called Nile as a self-management healthcare tool to help people with epilepsy, including those with disorders such as Dravet syndrome. It replaces the foundation’s My Seizure Diary application, which for 15 years has helped patients to monitor and track seizures,…