MacGregor Honored with EGA Award
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cause of Migraine in women, Dr. Anne MacGregor has been presented with the prestigious Elizabeth Garret Anderson (EGA) Award. The award, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, was presented at he Migraine Trust's biennial International Research Symposium by Ann Turner, World Headache Alliance (WHA) Trustee and Director of the Migraine Action Association.
Kary Shannon, Chief Operating officer of the WHA, commented:
Dr. MacGregor is the Director of Clinical Research at the City of London Migraine Clinic and recognized worldwide as a leading authority on headache and Migraine disease. She is also an instructing doctor and member of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Medicine of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and General Secretary of the International Headache Society (IHS). Although she is interested in all aspects of headache and Migraine, her primary research focus is on Migraine and women. She has published several studies on the effects of estrogen on Migraine.
When accepting the award, Dr. MacGregor said:
As part of the award, £5,000 will be donated to the organization of Dr. MacGregor's choice. Of this, she commented:
The Elizabeth Garret Anderson
Award is named for the first female physician in England and is to
recognize a woman whose work over time has made an extraordinary contribution
to relieving those affected by the burden of headache pain.
1 From a telephone interview conducted by Teri Robert with Ms. Shannon from the International Research Symposium on September 24, 2002.
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