Goadsby to present 2022 Fields Lecture Nov. 11

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Dr. Peter Goadsby - Fields Lecture
Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD (Photo courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

The Department of Neurology welcomes Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD, director of the NIHR King’s Clinical Research Facility, and professor of neurology at UCLA to present the 2022 William S. Fields Lecture.

The lecture titled “Migraine: Understanding a Common Brain Disorder,” will be held at noon, Friday, Nov. 11 in MSB 3.001.

Goadsby holds research interests in the basic mechanisms of primary headache disorders, such as migraine and cluster headache, in both experimental and clinical settings, and translating these insights into their better management. He is the national lead for neurological disorders for the Clinical Research Network,  NIHR UK, a trustee of the Organisation for Understanding of Cluster Headache (OUCH UK), and chair of the Scientific Programme Committee, Migraine Trust International Symposium.

Goadsby is the winner of the 2021 Brain Prize, the world’s largest brain research price, presented by the Lundbeck Foundation in Denmark. Each year, the foundation awards a $1.3 million prize to one or more neuroscientists who have dramatically changed the landscape of their fields. The foundation created the prize as a way to educate the public in the importance of brain research.

The Annual William S. Fields Lecture Series is named after the Department of Neurology’s founder, Dr. William Fields, who established the department in 1972 with only six faculty. Since then, the department has grown exponentially, expanding the specialty programs to the areas of Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Diseases, Neurocognitive Disorders, Neurorehabilitation, Brain Disorder Research, Diagnostic Neurology, and Stroke.

For more information about the event, contact Lucy Garza at 713-500-7582 or Lucila.M.Garza@uth.tmc.edu.