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March 20, 2017

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ARVO Foundation
Huang is Dr. David L. Epstein Award recipient
ARVO Foundation announces fellowship and award recipients
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Van Gelder receives $50k Bressler Prize
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Imaging Conference: Smaller meeting, big impact
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ARVO members push for positive trend in NIH, NEI funding
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ARVO Foundation
ARVO Foundation announces fellowship and award recipients

The ARVO Foundation is awarding 14 eye and vision researchers with over $259,000 in awards and research fellowships for the 2016 - 2017 award season.

2017 ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research
This award supports researchers who are committed to careers as clinician-scientists. The awards, which include a cash prize of $3,000 each, recognize significant research being presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting.

  • Bilal Haj Najeeb, MD, FEBO
    Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Junyeop Lee, MD, PhD
    Yeungnam University
  • Marina Mesquida, MD, MSc, PhD
    Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Aaron Y. Lee MD, MSCI
    University of Washington

2016 Collaborative Research Fellowships
This $10,000 fellowship promotes international scientific interactions and innovative research by pairing researchers from developing countries with U.S. scientists for a one-year project.

  • Georgi Georgiev, PhD 
    St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Nallely Ramos Betancourt, MD 
    Asociacion para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico, Mexico

2017 Dr. David L. Epstein Award
This $100,000 award is given in memory of Dr. David L. Epstein to a well-established, senior level investigator with a documented history of conducting eye and vision research in glaucoma a record of accomplishment in successfully mentoring clinician-scientists to independent research in academic careers. See full article.

  • David Huang, MD, PhD, FARVO 
    Oregon Health & Science University

2016 Genentech AMD Research Fellowships
Supported by Genentech, these $40,000 research fellowships offer two grants annually for age-related macular degeneration: one for basic research and one for translational research. The two recipients are

  • Glenn C. Yiu, MD, PhD 
    University of California, Davis
  • Petr Baranov, MD, PhD
    Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear

Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research
The Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research, named in honor of Michael D. Oberdorfer, PhD, is given to one recipient based on his/her Annual Meeting abstract. The recipient presents a low-vision related topic in a lecture at the ARVO Annual Meeting and receives a $1,250 cash prize.

Gary S. Rubin, PhD, FARVO
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

2017 Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Awards
The Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Awards of $12,000 each are given to early-career researchers, who exhibit excellence in research. Their discovery or observation must have led to, or have the promise of leading to, clinical applications.

  • Ula V. Jurkunas, MD
    Mass Eye and Ear
  • Sina Farsiu, MD, PhD
    Duke University
  • Stephen Jae Kim, MD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2017 Dr. Roger Vogel Award for Pharmaceutical Research
Established to honor the memory of Dr. Roger Vogel, this $10,000 award is given to an ARVO member whose research furthers the development of pharmaceutical treatments for ophthalmic diseases.

  • Ashim Mitra, PhD
    University of Missouri - Kansas City


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