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Support Epilepsy Research

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Project ended on November 30, at 09:36 AM MST
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Support the Sabrina Hopkins Fund for Epilepsy Research

The Sabrina Hopkins Fund was established in December, 2020 through memorial gifts to honor the memory of Sabrina Laurel Wiman Hopkins, who suffered from epileptic seizures from the age of four, underwent brain surgery at age 10, and passed away unexpectedly and suddenly after a major seizure three days after her 42nd birthday. Sabrina was a wonderful mother and wife, an accomplished athlete who ran several marathons and was an expert skier, and had developed an exceptional career in early childhood special educational case management. She leaves behind her husband, a son and daughter.

It is more important now than ever to support the Hopkins Family and the Sabrina Hopkins Fund for Epilepsy Research as Belinda Jentzen will match the first $5,000 with an additional $5,000 gift.

Sabrina’s Fund for Epilepsy Research is the only fund for UNM focused on epilepsy and promotes scholarly activity to faculty, trainees, and staff of University of New Mexico Epilepsy Center in order to directly and indirectly benefit people with epilepsy in the state of New Mexico. The scholarly activity includes pilot research study in epilepsy and related fields, education of faculty, trainees, staff and patients, scientific publications and outreach programs to other providers and patients. 

From the beginning,  Dr. Hae Won Shin, Neurology Clinician Educator-Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the School of Medicine, has most generously supported the fund. Her support and vision has and will continue to grow the seed of epilepsy research here at UNM.

A gift of any size advances the future of Epilepsy research at The University of New Mexico!

For more information, please contact Betsy Smith, Director of Development and visit