Dr Ding Ding – China
How To Do Research In A Patients Association: A Beginner’s Guide
Presented at the Act Local – Think Global Session organised by the IBE Research Task Force,
Dr Ding Ding is an Associate Professor and neuro-epidemiologist at the Institute of Neurology, Fudan University, WHO collaborating center for research and training in neurosciences, Shanghai. She started her epilepsy research in 2002, as a co-investigator of a demonstration project in China: epilepsy management at primary health level, one of the main activities being carried out by WHO, ILAE and IBE within the framework of the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy. She was involved in the epidemiological survey and long-term follow up of people with epilepsy.
She measured the disease burden of epilepsy, and evaluated the cost and outcome of phenobarbital treatment in resource-poor areas in China. Her research interests include the quality of life, cognitive function, and genetic studies of epilepsy. Her most important contribution was the investigation of the premature mortality risk in people with epilepsy in China.
Dr Ding was awarded the Young Investigator Award at the 26th International Epilepsy Congress in 2005, the
Bruce S Schoenberg International Award in Neuroepidemiology by the American Academy of Neurology in 2006, the Tadokoro Best Presentation Prize at the 6th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress in 2006, and the Best Poster Prize at the 10th European Congress on Epileptology in 2012. Currently, Dr Ding is IBE Vice President Western Pacific region, vice secretary general of the China Association Against Epilepsy, member of ILAE Commission of Epidemiology, and member of the IBE Research Task Force.
Part 1 : Why Do Research?
Why do research?
The main reason for doing a research is to find problems. Even without an answer, the question is sometimes such a good one that it is worth telling others about. Through research, you may summarize your experiences, contribute to knowledge, and share and exchange your findings with other people. Click here to download Part 1: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE