We are pleased to announce that the Eye on Vision Foundation was able to donate $30,000 towards Dr. Schankin's latest VSS research project.
Dr. Schankin leads the University Headache Clinic at Inselspital, within its Neurology Department. His academic journey began at the University of Heidelberg and extended to Columbia University in New York. Further enhancing his expertise, he pursued research at the University of York's Biology Department in the UK. A significant milestone in his career was his collaboration with Dr. Peter Goadsby at the University of California, San Francisco's Headache Center. This experience not only broadened Dr. Schankin's expertise, particularly in Visual Snow Syndrome, various headache types including rare and secondary headaches, and the intricacies of migraine and related visual disturbances, but was also the beginning of the collaboration between Dr. Schankin, Prof. Goadsby and the Eye on Vision Foundation.
Dr. Schankin is an esteemed member of several national and international neurological societies. His exceptional contributions to the field have been recognized with numerous awards, notably the Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award from the American Headache Society and the Wolffram Prize from the German Migraine and Headache Society.
In a new venture, Dr. Schankin is collaborating with Dr. Antonia Klein, a talented researcher and Neurology Resident at Inselspital, Bern University Hospital. They are embarking on a pioneering study focusing on Visual Snow Syndrome, promising to add valuable insights to the field.