The University of Florida department of ophthalmology has received a $110,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding eye diseases.
Ophthalmology news at the College of Medicine
The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit organization, presented UF researcher William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D., with its highest research honor. The award recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on retinal disease research throughout their careers; only eight people have received it in 42 years.
UF College of Medicine’s department of ophthalmology received a grant of $110,ooo to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.
Next year’s event will mark the 50th anniversary of UF’s ophthalmology department.
Clay Smith, Ph.D., was awarded the FEO, which is sponsored by the office of the president at UF.
COM ophthalmology department receives Research to Prevent Blindness grant and Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award from world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research.
The research project, led by principal investigator David C. Bloom, Ph.D. received enough votes in June 2010 to land in the top 10 for the month and receive $50,000.
The North Florida Lions Eye Foundation donated $30,000 to the department of ophthalmology in the College of Medicine to be used toward research into age-related macular degeneration.
UF geneticist Dr. William Hauswirth is named a Florida Newsmaker of 2009 by a statewide magazine for the significant contribution he has made in the field of gene therapy research and human vision disorders.
UF research suggests brain can find new ways to process optical information.