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Mobile, Ala. (September 22, 2005)
Contact: Cristin Etheredge, (251) 461-1509

USA Neurologist Receives Excellence in Innovation       Award

Dr. John Rothrock, Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean of clinical research at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, received the Excellence in Innovation Award recently for his research regarding botulinin toxin (Botox-A) for the treatment of chronic migraines. The award was presented by the Allergan Research Center in Irvine, California. Earlier this year, the medical journal Headache published Rothrock's research of the use of Botox for migraine treatment. The article was co-authored with residents of USA's neurology residency program: Drs. Stafford Conway, Jessica Crowder and Curtis Delplanche.

Rothrock is the medical director of the USA Headache Center located at USA Knollwood Hospital. A national expert on the treatment of headaches, Rothrock is involved in numerous research studies examining new therapies for migraines. He also serves as editor of Headache, the official journal of the American Headache Society and one of the nation's most influential medical periodicals.

"Because of headache research, we now have a greater understanding of the biology of migraines. Our findings have spawned a wide arsenal of new therapies that are unparalleled in their specificity and effectiveness," said Rothrock.

Approximately 10 million Americans suffer from active migraines and the estimated financial cost of migraines is $20 billion annually.

 
 
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