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

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,…

Epilepsy Foundation Hopes to Raise $1.75M in ‘Walks’ This Spring

The Epilepsy Foundation’s Walk to END EPILEPSY fundraiser series returns in person this spring, along with its 2.6-Million-Mile-Challenge. The “Walk” series opens in April with a goal of raising $1,750,000 to help improve the lives of the 3.4 million U.S. residents thought to live with epilepsy, including those…

Epilepsy Foundation Marks Second Year of ‘Seizure Safe Schools’

In the two years since the Epilepsy Foundation launched its nationwide Seizure Safe Schools initiative, a dozen states have enacted legislation aimed at providing a safe school environment for the approximately 470,000 children and teens in the U.S. who have an epileptic condition, including Dravet syndrome. The initiative…