Fellowship Awards

The American Headache Society announces the availability of the 2021 Clinical Fellowship Award.

This $50,000 fellowship will support the recipient during a 12-month period beginning July 1, 2021. The funds are for the recipient’s stipend and no indirect costs or overhead allowance may be charged. Institutional supplementation is encouraged.

Criteria for the fellowship will be based on the quality of clinical practice-based experience and the applicant’s potential to contribute to headache medicine. Applicants must have a commitment for a position at a recognized headache facility that is affiliated with an accredited university hospital in the United States. The fellowship must be conducted under the guidelines of the Headache Medicine specialty as designated by the UCNS. Awardee will be invited to and recognized at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Criteria for selection are based on:

  • The quality of clinical practice-based experience
  • The applicant’s potential to contribute to headache medicine

Applicant must:

  • Be an MD or DO and have a commitment from a UCNS accredited headache fellowship program
  • Be licensed to practice medicine or be eligible for licensing in the United States
  • Reside in the United States
  • Previous recipients are eligible to reapply

Recipient requirements:

  • Recipients must submit a progress report after six (6) months of work and a final report at the end of the fellowship

Applicants must submit the electronic application and all supporting materials by Sunday, November 22, 2020.

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This award is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

Past Recipients

2018 - Clinical Research Fellowship Award

Jill Rau, MD, PhD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)

This award was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

2011 - Headache Fellowship Award

Rebecca Burch, MD (John R. Graham Headache Center)
Rebecca Erwin Wells, MD, MPH (John R. Graham Headache Center)

This award was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

2010 - Headache Specialty Fellowship Award

Hope O’Brien, MD (Headache Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)

This award was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck.

2010 - Clinical Headache Fellowship Award

Sarah Vollbracht, MD (Montefiore Headache Center)

This award was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck.

2009 - US Human Health Headache Specialty Fellowship Award

Hope O’Brien, MD (Headache Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)

This award was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck.

2009 - US Human Health Clinical Fellowship Award

Alyssa Lettich, MD (Montefiore Headache Center)

This award was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck.

2008

Jessica Ailani, MD (Jefferson Headache Center)
Heidi Blume, MD, MPH (University of Washington Medical Center Headache Clinic)

2007

Juline Bryson, MD (Montefiore Headache Center)
Brad Klein, MD, MBA (Jefferson Headache Center)
Michael Marmura, MD (Jefferson Headache Center)

2006

Sait Ashina, MD (Montefiore Headache Center)
Kevin C. Brennan, Jr, MD (UCLA Department of Neurology)
Stephanie Nahas-Geiger, MD (Jefferson Headache Center)

2005

Abraham Jim Nagy, MD (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery)
Christina Sun, MD (The Headache Center – St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center)

2004

Brian Grosberg, MD (Montefiore Headache Center)
Madhavi Gupta, MD (Jefferson Headache Center)

2003

Jonathan Gladstone, MD (Mayo Clinic Scottsdale)
Noah Rosen, MD (Jefferson Headache Center)

2002

Joey R. Gee, DO (University of California David Medical Center)
Amy Goldstein, MD (Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh)

2001

Marielle Kabbouche, MD (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)
Dongmei Liu, MD (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital)

2000

Charles Hua-Chiang Siow, MD (Medical College of Virginia)
Marc Lenaerts, MD (University of Oklahoma)

1999

Paula Mendes, BMsc (Thomas Jefferson University)
Margarita Sanchez del Rio, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital)