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Ophthalmology news at the College of Medicine

UF department of ophthalmology receives grant for research on blinding diseases

By • Nov 7th, 2013 • Category: From the Lab, Ophthalmology

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.

Gene therapy researcher receives highest honor from the Foundation Fighting Blindness

By • Jul 18th, 2013 • Category: Awards, Faculty Recognition, Ophthalmology

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 receives funding for research into blinding diseases

By • Dec 4th, 2012 • Category: Faculty in the News, Ophthalmology

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.

UF COM alumni join ophthalmology department for annual Scientific Program Day

By • Jul 1st, 2011 • Category: Department, Ophthalmology

Next year’s event will mark the 50th anniversary of UF’s ophthalmology department.

Faculty enhancement award granted to COM ophthalmology researcher

By • Nov 23rd, 2010 • Category: Awards, Ophthalmology

Clay Smith, Ph.D., was awarded the FEO, which is sponsored by the office of the president at UF.

Ophthalmalogy receives grant, award for eye research

By • Aug 19th, 2010 • Category: Awards, Ophthalmology

COM ophthalmology department receives Research to Prevent Blindness grant and Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award from world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research.

COM researchers win $50K Pepsi grant

By • Aug 1st, 2010 • Category: Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Ophthalmology, Top Stories

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.

Lions Eye Foundation gift to help blindness

By • Jun 22nd, 2010 • Category: Miscellaneous, Ophthalmology

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.

Florida Trend names UF’s Hauswirth top scientist newsmaker of 2009

By • Dec 18th, 2009 • Category: Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Ophthalmology, Top Stories

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.