IASP is thrilled to announce the 2021 Collaborative Research Grant will be awarded to the international, interdisciplinary team of Giulia Di Stefano (Italy), Steven Waxman (USA), Francis O’Neill (UK), Joanna Zakrewska (UK), and Stine Maarbjerg (Denmark) for their project “Disclosing Pain Mechanisms in Trigeminal Neuralgia.”
The team plans to carry out complete psychophysical, neurophysiological, and morphometric testing in this basic science and clinical research collaboration. The data used in this project will help to gain a better understanding of trigeminal neuralgia and currently available treatments as well as provide information on advances being made in the management of the condition. “Current uncertainty about the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying concomitant continuous pain which has been leading to an unsatisfactory therapeutic management,” says the research team.
The Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working Group noted that the study was “nicely designed and builds on existing collaborations while also highlighting the strengths of individual collaborators.” In addition, the Working Group was delighted to see the researchers’ commitment to sharing the resources and infrastructures developed which will “result in the definition of a common, standardized approach in the assessment and management of trigeminal neuralgia.”
IASP congratulates the team on being the recipients of the 2021 Collaborative Research Grant and looks forward to hearing the results of the study.