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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Investigation of cerebello-thalamic circuits for the treatment of headache
Principal Investigator:

Levi P Sowers

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: September 2020 - August 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $293,923
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


There is a significant unmet need for new approaches to treat migraine and post-traumatic headache (PTH) in Veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI). The major aim of this proposal is to modulate cerebello-thalamic circuits to treat migraine and PTH. Headache reduces quality of life and can coincide with disabling sensory abnormalities including photophobia and pain. Migraine alone is estimated to affect 18% of women and 6% of men (12% overall). However, this prevalence is even gr...

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