Important MWS Research Seeks Volunteers

Children’s National Research on ESES in MWS and its Impact on Development

The purpose of the research is to collect electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, developmental assessments and information such as seizure history, treatment, imaging, and medical records from people with genetically-confirmed Mowat Wilson syndrome (MWS). We hope to gain a better understanding of the occurrence of electrical status epilepticus during slow wave sleep (ESES) in MWS and its impact on development. John M. Schreiber, M.D. is the Principal Investigator.

Your child may qualify if:

They have genetically confirmed MWS and at least one previous EEG capturing sleep.

What to expect

As part of this research study, we will collect medical records and diagnostic tests already performed including genetic testing results, brain imaging and EEG. We will also assess development using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales and other scales to assess developmental milestones. All these procedures will happen remotely over a telehealth/ telephone visit or visits that will take about 1-1/2 to 2 hours to complete, in total.Compensation:You will not be paid to participate in this study


You will not be paid to participate in this study.

Contact Information

If you are interested in participating, please contact Taylor Haughton at or 202-476-5680.

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