Cogan Award to macular degeneration scientist

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    ARVO's Cogan Award to macular degeneration scientist

    02 Sep 2005

    The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
    announced today that Joshua L. Dunaief, MD, PhD, has been selected to
    receive the 2006 Cogan Award during ARVO's Annual Meeting to be held in

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in May 2006.

    The Cogan Award recognizes a researcher 40 years of age or younger at
    the time of nomination who has made important contributions to research

    in ophthalmology or visual science directly related to disorders of the

    human eye or visual system, and who also shows substantial promise for
    future research. *Dunaief was selected to receive the award for his
    innovative investigations of iron metabolism and oxidative damage in
    pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD),* including
    contributions from both human tissues and mice models of the disease.

    Dunaief is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye
    Institute's F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology in
    Philadelphia, Pa. He received his doctorate and his medical degree from

    Columbia University in New York, N.Y., and served his residency in
    ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Md. He is a past recipient of the Research to Prevent
    Blindness Career Development Award and the Steinbach AMD Research
    Foundation Award. He serves as a reviewer for a number of publications
    including Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science and Journal of

    Established in 1928, ARVO is a membership organization of more than
    11,300 eye and vision researchers from over 70 countries. The
    Association encourages and assists its members and others in research,
    training, publication, and dissemination of knowledge in vision and
    ophthalmology. ARVO's headquarters are located in Rockville, Md. For
    more information about ARVO, logon to the Association's Web site,

    Elinore Tibbetts

    Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


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