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2011 ARVO Award recipients honored at annual meeting
Date:4/29/2011

is primary responsibility in the initial description of endotoxin-induced uveitis in a rodent model that is standard to study innate immunity and intraocular inflammation. Rosenbaum and his collaborators have combined contributions to understanding the pathophysiology of intraocular inflammation with advances in the characterization of many clinical forms of uveitis. Rosenbaum will present the Friedenwald Award Lecture, "Why HLA-B27? A Three-decade Quest," at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 3.

Cogan Award and Lecture

ARVO is recognizing Andrew J. Fischer, PhD, of The Ohio State University with the Cogan Award for his important contributions to the fields of myopia and vision-guided ocular growth, retinal stem cells and retinal regeneration. Fischer has demonstrated that Muller glial cells are the source for retinal regeneration in birds, a finding that motivated research in both the zebrafish and mouse, leading to a better understanding of the regenerative potential for these species. Fischer is delivering the Cogan Award Lecture, Retina-guided Ocular Growth, Muller Glia, Stem Cells and Little Serendipity, on Tuesday, May 3, at the Annual Meeting.

Kupfer Award

ARVO is honoring Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, of LV Prasad Eye Institute with the 2011 Kupfer Award for his outstanding accomplishments as a researcher, ophthalmologist and humanitarian. He is the former president of the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness, an organization founded by Carl Kupfer, MD, for whom the award is named, and is committed to moving forward with the agenda to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020.

About the Awards

Proctor Medal: Established in 1949 as a memorial to Francis I. Proctor, MD, this award honors outstanding scientific research as applied to ophthalmology. It was the first ophthalmology-related award to honor non-clinicians in the field.

Friedenwald Award: Named for Jonas S. Friedenwald, MD,
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Contact: Katrina Norfleet
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240-221-2924
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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