Navigation Links
University of Utah ophthalmologist receives $100,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness
Date:6/26/2014

Research to Prevent Blindness, a New York-based foundation, has announced that University of Utah researcher Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D., will receive the Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosaand an accompanying $100,000 to pursue new scientific leads to understand contributors to blindness.

The award, established in 2014, is designed to stimulate, strengthen and accelerate research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of retinitis pigmentosa, a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina's ability to respond to light. The inherited disease causes a slow loss of vision that eventually results in blindness.

"This award will allow one of the top researchers in the country to continue investigating the understanding of retinal diseases that lead to blindness," said Randall J. Olson, M.D., CEO of the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center. "Dr.Baehr's work has already had far-reaching impacts for bettering the visual health of people around the world and this generous grant from Research to Prevent Blindness will allow him to continue uncovering important discoveries," said Olson.

Baehr joined the Moran Eye Center in 1995 as a Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Center. Baehr's work has impacted the understanding of phototransduction and remained a cornerstone of photoreceptor biochemistry. He pioneered the application of molecular biology to phototransduction research by employing newly discovered technologies to sequence cDNAs encoding the proteins. He has made significant contributions to the understanding of the basic biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics of photoreceptors, as well as the molecular and genetic mechanisms of retina diseases. Since 1968, Baehr has published more than 170 manuscripts, book chapters, reviews and editorials.

He is only one of five scientists in 2014 to receive the Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa from Research to Prevent Blindness, an organization considered to be the world's leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has channeled hundreds of millions of dollars to medical institutions for research into the causes, treatment and prevention of all blinding eye diseases.


'/>"/>

Contact: Melinda Rogers
melinda.rogers@hsc.utah.edu
801-608-9888
University of Utah Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $10.7 million to University of Maryland School of Medicine
2. University of Louisville Hospital nurse residency program receives full accreditation
3. Canes Football teams up with University of Miami neuroscientist for Cane Brain Project
4. New University of Colorado study illuminates how cancer-killing gene may actually work
5. Oxford University Press releases Trans Bodies, Trans Selves
6. President Clinton to open town hall on prescription drug abuse at Johns Hopkins University
7. Three Nova Southeastern University researchers receive patents
8. TGen and George Mason University announce precision medicine alliance to benefit patients
9. Tufts University licenses silk biomaterials technology to Akeso Biomedical
10. Indiana University researchers gauge the toll of trampoline fractures on children
11. Kessler Foundation scientist named 63rd Mendel Lecturer by St. Peters University
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
University of Utah ophthalmologist receives $100,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... , ... A February 6 article on Healio describes a recent ... the treatments have led to significant improvements in weight loss and other health outcomes ... noted very few problematic results relating to the treatment. Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) says ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing ... Radiology . , In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved digital ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Daily Body ... the proper levels of “good” bacteria in the body, announced its Daily Body ... website. , Daily Body Restore® is made with a unique combination of ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... For Immediate Release, Contact: ... leading provider of innovative software for connected home healthcare, today announced Orbita ... journey management for home healthcare. , Built on Orbita Health Cloud ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... The StayWell Company ... care providers better manage patient health risks, foster behavior change and improve health literacy ... the world, will present a demonstration of its video capability at StayWell booth 3443 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... Feb. 21, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... - 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Liver Cirrhosis Drugs Price Analysis and ... Liver Cirrhosis market. The research answers the following questions: ... and their clinical attributes? How are they positioned in the Global Liver ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... Feb. 20, 2017 EU5 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems ... ... Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems Market Outlook to 2022", provides key market ... report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) ... and 1.5T MRI Systems. The report also provides ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... , Feb. 20, 2017  This Report analyzes the worldwide ... Dosage Forms: Injectables, Solid Dosage Forms, and Liquid & Semi-solid Dosage ... Canada , Japan , ... World. Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04707109-summary/view-report.html ... Annual estimates ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: