Navigation Links
Young eye researchers receive prestigious ARVO-AFER/Merck award
Date:4/2/2009

Rockville MD Four researchers under age 45 have been named as recipients of the 2009 ARVO-AFER/Merck Innovative Ophthalmology Research Award (IORA) for their work in glaucoma and back-of-the-eye diseases. The awards are worth a total of $70,000 for the researchers and their laboratories.

The IORA made possible by a generous grant from Merck & Co. to the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research recognizes outstanding young researchers under 45 every other year. The award encourages scientists to undertake investigative work in critical areas of ophthalmology that could lead to meaningful improvements to patients' lives.

First- and second-place awards are presented for each of the two categories. This cycle's recipients are:

First Place - Glaucoma
Mike Karl, MD (University of Washington)
Submission: Stimulation of Neural Regeneration in the Mouse Retina

First Place - Back-of-the-eye diseases
Chung-Jung Chiu, PhD (Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University)
Submission: Diet, Supplement and Risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study

Second Place - Glaucoma
Wolf Lagreze, MD (University Eye Hospital, Freiburg, Germany)
Retrobulbar Optic Nerve Diameter Measured By High Speed Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Biomarker for Axonal Loss in Glaucomatous Optic Atrophy

Second Place - Back-of-the-eye diseases
Hyun Woong Kim, MD, PhD (Injje University College of Medicine, South Korea)
Submission: Effect of Enalapril on the Expression of Angiogenic Factors in Diabetes-induced Retinopathy in Rats

Mike Karl, the glaucoma first place recipient, said: "It's great to receive this honor as a postdoctoral student, and a great reason to thank and celebrate with the lab, colleagues, friends, and past and current mentors."

"If there is any reason other than luck for my win, one of the most important reasons must be because I have many great mentors," commented Chung-Jung Chiu, who received the first-place aware in the Back of the Eye Diseases category.

The IORA was originally Merck's Chibret Award, created in 1982 to honor French ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Chibret. More than 50 scientists have since received the award.

The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research will recognize the 2009 IORA recipients in conjunction with the ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting, which takes place in Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 3-7.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jessie Williams
jwilliams@arvo.org
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
2. Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults Hearts
3. Male deer are born to live fast, die young
4. Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase
5. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
6. Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women
7. New HIV diagnoses rising in New York City among young men who have sex with men
8. Especially Yours and Paula Young Team up with Diahann Carroll and Jaclyn Smith in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
9. Office-Based Medical Treatment and Internet Resources Are Potential Solution to Rising Painkiller Misuse Among Teens, Young Adults
10. Young Children Thrive on 30,000 Words a Day
11. Young Twin Cities Boy Shows There is Life After Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 members of the HomeTown ... of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, the “Rural Health Care Relief” Bill. , ... 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations which donate directly to a “rural hospital” ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ideal for ... Island Park on Sunday, with sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures in the ... , The 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile walk were held to ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Wharton School of the University ... of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition —as well as the Wharton ... the Committee Award for Most ‘Wow Factor,’ making them the first team in ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Melanoma is the deadliest type ... is to blame for the majority of skin cancer deaths. More than 10,000 people are ... average age at diagnosis is 62, it is the one of the most commonly diagnosed ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... For those who skip ... meal to miss. That was among the many new lifestyle diet tips offered by ... Sharon Kleyne Hour® Power of Water® radio show. Bonny and Lawrence noted that because ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 ... H1 2016" market research report that provides an ... comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by ... administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest ... also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... -- Glycotope GmbH, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company ... of Dr. Alfredo Zurlo as Chief Medical ... many years clinical experience and a proven track record ... was at Mologen AG where he was Chief Medical ... Zurlo held various positions at F Hoffmann La Roche ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  While Abbott,s announced ... the company,s valve repair and stent business, healthcare ... places Abbott more firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama ... fastest growing device areas, with double-digit growth expected ... report,  Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: