Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

May 06, 2014
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BrightFocus Foundation presents research awards to five scientists

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The BrightFocus Foundation presented $3.5 million in grant awards at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting to five scientists working in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma, according to a press release.

The macular degeneration awardees were Debra Thompson, PhD, from the University of Michigan, Debasish Sinha, PhD, from Johns Hopkins University and Douglas Vollrath, MD, from Stanford University.

The glaucoma awardees were Colleen McDowell, PhD, from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Christopher Passaglia, PhD, from the University of South Florida.

“Each year we give these awards in recognition of the most promising and forward-thinking ideas in the fields of glaucoma and macular degeneration research,” Stacy Pagos Haller, BrightFocus president and CEO, said in the release. “These special grant awards are funded in honor of exceptional people who fought these diseases and wanted to support outstanding researchers.”