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Migraine Research Foundation's 2011 Grants Announced

The Migraine Research Foundation (MRF), a nonprofit devoted to funding ground-breaking research into the causes and better treatments of Migraine disease, has announced their 2011 grant awards. The four grants were selected from 34 proposals submitted from around the world.

This year’s grantees will explore innovative inquiries in the areas of:
  • chronic Migraine treatment,
  • genetic sequencing, and
  • basic science.
Cathy Glaser, President of the MRF stated,
“We are thrilled with the caliber of these projects. They all represent innovative approaches to unraveling the mysteries of migraine in different ways. MRF has a tradition of awarding grants to some of the most promising investigators – and we know they’re going to make a difference in the lives of millions of migraine sufferers.”
The MRF grant recipients and their projects are:
Andrea Antal, PhD and
Walter Paulus, MD.
Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany
Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation for the Acute Treatment of Migraine.

F. Michael Cutrer, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Whole Exome Sequencing as a Strategy for Gene Discovery in a Large Well Characterized Family with Migraine.

Michael S. Gold, PhD
University of Pittsburgh, PA
Calcium Activated Chloride Channels as a Novel Target for the Treatment of Migraine.
The MRF has also awarded a grant to award-winning filmmakers Jacki Ochs and Susanna Styron of the Human Arts Association in New York to help fund their feature-length documentary, The Migraine Project. The Migraine Project is a feature length documentary designed to increase awareness and understanding of migraine for a world-wide audience.

Dr. Joel Saper, founder of the Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, and Chair of MRF’s Medical Advisory Board, commented,

“This year’s recipients continue to demonstrate the highly innovative thinking MRF encourages. The medical community is grateful to the Foundation and the investigators it supports.”

For more information about the MRF or to make a donation visit their web site.

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Last updated January 17, 2012.

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