22nd April 2021

Professor Peter Goadsby wins this year’s Scientific Breakthrough Award

Professor Goadsby won it for his dedication to helping people with migraine

Congratulations to our trustee Professor Peter Goadsby for winning this year’s Scientific Breakthrough Award from the American Brain Foundation.

Professor Goadsby won it for his dedication to helping people with migraine through treatment of migraine patients and research.

His research has led to the development of a ground-breaking new migraine treatment. This is the new class of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibody medication. It is the first medicine designed to prevent migraine.

“Many congratulations to Peter on this award, which is further recognition of his key role in the development of this ground-breaking research and his dedication to helping people affected by migraine. There is nothing better than hearing from people with migraine whose lives have been transformed due to Peter’s work. He is giving people, from whom migraine had taken so much, the chance to live the lives they want. Many can now work again, travel, learn and have relationships that are no longer limited by migraine. Thank you, Peter, on behalf of the migraine community, for making that possible.” Rob Music, Chief Executive of The Migraine Trust

You can find out more about the awards here.