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

and established in 1957, the award recognizes exceptional scientific research as applied to ophthalmology. His pioneer studies on the pathogenesis of glaucoma, corneal wound healing and diseases of the retina laid the groundwork for future generations of investigators.

Mildred Weisenfeld Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology: As a tribute to Mildred Weisenfeld's contributions to the field, including the founding of Fight for Sight in 1946, the Weisenfeld Award was established in 1986. The award is presented to an individual in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology.

Cogan Award: Established in 1988 to commemorate David G. Cogan, MD, for his outstanding leadership and commitment to advancing the understanding of human eye disease, this award recognizes a researcher who is 40 years of age or younger, and who has made important contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science.

Kupfer Award: The Kupfer Award was first presented in 1993 to Carl Kupfer, MD, who served as Director of the National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health, for 30 years. This award is honors those who have demonstrated distinguished public service on behalf of eye and vision research.


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Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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