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Paul R. Carney, MD is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Neuroscience, University of

North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated summa from John Carroll University with a B.S.

in chemistry followed by medical school at the University of Valparaiso School of Medicine.

He then completed his internship at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of

Cleveland followed by a neurology residency and epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, and

sleep fellowships at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan. He joined the faculty

at the University of Florida Gainesville Florida, later became the B.J and Eve Wilder

Professorship of Epilepsy Research at the University of Florida and was a founding Member

of the Wilder Epilepsy Center of Excellence. At the University of Florida, Dr. Carney was

director of the section of pediatric neurology and epilepsy, medical director for epilepsy, and

pediatric neurology fellowship director for over ten years. During his tenure at the University

of Florida, he spearheaded major expansion in clinical services, education and research, and

major endowments to support the academic missions. The division routinely ranked top 50

US News and World Report for pediatric neurology.

In 2016 he moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to establish the neural

engineering/neuroscience program and expand university-wide translational neuroscience

research, education, and clinical programs. Dr. Carney is a clinical scientist with a research

interest in the mechanism of epilepsy with over 350 publications in the field of

neurophysiology, neural engineering, and brain imaging. He holds 3 patents in seizure

prediction and brain monitoring. Dr. Carney has been elected to memberships in the American

Neurologic Association, Society for Pediatric Research, and American Pediatric Society, and

was an elected professional board member of the Florida and National Epilepsy Foundation of

America. He is a member of the editorial boards for Children and Pediatric Neurology and

leads the NIH Epilepsy Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Carney

was elected to the American Neurological Association and American Pediatric Society,

honors bestowed on clinical scientists in academic medicine whose accomplishments are

deemed of high importance and scientifically distinguished. Dr. Carney is a standing

board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of America, Washington D.C.

Dr. Carney has received 15 years of continuous funding support from the National Institutes

of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Defense for translational

research in epilepsy. Dr. Carney has been awarded the University of Florida Faculty

Research Prize in Clinical Sciences, the highest honor offered by the University of Florida

College of Medicine, for his major and significant contributions to medical research. He

was also recognized for his teaching excellence with the University of Florida Department of

Pediatrics Teaching Excellence Award. He has authored three of the leading textbooks in

Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy, and Sleep Medicine, and serves on three major editorial

boards – J. Pediatric Neurology, Children, Computers in Biology and Medicine, and

Journal of Pediatrics.