11 October 2019

Vall d’Hebron Hospital and “la Caixa” present the Migraine Adaptive Brain Center

Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and ”la Caixa” Foundation have unveiled the Migraine Adaptive Brain Center, a leading care centre that integrates the research and treatment of people who suffer migraine, the second most disabling illness in neurology.

Dr Patricia Pozo-Rosich (United States, 2003) specialised in neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, she is in charge of the Migraine Unit at Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and leads this new centre. 

Traditionally, migraine research has focused on attacks in order to develop effective drugs to treat them. Dr Pozo-Rosich´s project aims to gain a better understanding of how the brain acts between attacks and what the triggers are: “our research takes a step back. That is to say: if you fall every day, don´t put a plaster on your knee, wear glasses instead”.

In her research, the brain is analysed from several perspectives by studying genetics, molecular changes and neurophysiology and carrying out experiments with neuroimaging in order to better understand how it works and undertake studies for new medical treatments.

Dr Patricia Pozo-Rosich explains a lot more details about this illness and its research in this vídeo





© David Campos / "la Caixa" Banking Foundation

At the table, from left to right: Patricia Pozo-Rosich (Head of the Migraine Adaptive Brain Center), Alberto Salazar (Manager of Vall d'Hebron University Hospital), Jaume Giró (CEO of "la Caixa" Banking Foundation) and Eva Farré (patient at the Migraine Adaptive Brain Center).