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 September 1, 2018

Professor Luebke receives NIH R01

Professor Anne Luebke has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grant (R01) for her project titled, “CGRP’s effect on hearing and balance on a mouse model of migraine.” Migraine is a debilitating chronic condition that affects  about 18% of people worldwide, majority female (3:1) and approximately 42% of patients also have a vestibular component of migraine that affects balance and dizziness, termed vestibular migraine. Vestibular migraine is a major cause of vertigo in dizziness clinics, and is estimated to affect 1% of the overall population. Clinically, drugs that reduce migraine headaches, often do not relieve other vestibular migraine symptoms. The goal of this study is to establish a mouse model for vestibular migraine that will allow development and testing of new drug treatments.