International Headache Academy (IHA) Research Award

The American Headache Society’s International Headache Academy (IHA) was designed to inspire a long-term commitment to headache medicine in young neurologists and research scientists via an educational program focused on clinical and research aspects of headache medicine. It is the continued goal of the Society to raise the level of education and improve patient care while attracting young clinician scientists to a career in headache medicine.

To this end, a number of small research awards are available to selected IHA participants who have submitted an optional research proposal. The International Headache Academy Co-Chairs will review and select recipients who will present their findings at the following year’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients!

Sinifunanya Nwaobi, MD, PhD
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Harshul Zaveri, MD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Past Recipients

2020

Bianca Mason, PhD
Carlyn Patterson Gentile, MD, PhD

2019

Kaitlin Greene, MD
Thilinie Rajapakse, MD, FRCPC
William Renthal, MD, PhD

2018

Katharina Platzbecker, MD
Anne-Sophie Wattiez, PhD

2016

Mark Burish, MD, PhD
Pamela Rist, ScD

2015

Nasim Maleki, PhD
Elizabeth K. Seng, PhD

2014

Catherine Chong, PhD
Mia Minen, MD, MPH
Huma Sheikh, MD

2011

Emily Bates, PhD

2010

Julia Lassegard
Anna Andreou, PhD

2009

Autumn Klein, MD, PhD
Marcela Romero Reyes, DDS, PhD

2008

K.C. Brennan, MD
Nancy Berman, PhD

2007

Dan Levy, PhD

2006

Chihu Kudo, DDS, PhD

2004

Marcelo Bigal, MD, PhD
Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, PhD
Ann Pakalnis, MD

2003

Dawn Buse, PhD
Li-Ling Lim, MBBS
Patricia Pozo-Rosich, MD

2002

Kathy Gardner, MD
Stephen D. Silberstein, MD
Shirley Wray, MD

2001

Wim Mulleners, MD
Michael Oshinksy, PhD
Gretchen Tietjen, MD

2000

Andrew Ahn, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Kibler, PhD
Alla Mesh, MD

1999

Wim Mulleners, MD
Sonja Protrebic, MD, PhD
William Young, MD

1998

Sheena Aurora, MD
Kathy Gardner, MD
Kathryn Vannatta, MD
Suzanne Wernke, MD

1997

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD
Elizabeth Jonas, MD
Vernon Williams, MS