Dorota Skowronska-Krawcyzk, MSc, PhD, from the University of California, San Diego, and the Shiley Eye Institute, was granted the Shaffer Prize for her research into deciphering molecular mechanisms underlying retinal biology using molecular and cellular approaches. The Wilmoth Family received the President’s Award for their continuing philanthropic efforts to spur research, education, and advocacy about glaucoma.
The Catalyst for a Cure Research Initiative, now in its second year, benefits from the Annual Gala fundraising proceeds. This initiative supports the collaboration of four scientists who work “to find novel ways to restore vision lost due to glaucoma by focusing on ways to restore, repair, and rebuild the optic nerve,” according to the GRF.
Those scientists are Xin Duan, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Ophthalmology And Physiology, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco; Yang Hu, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine; Anna La Torre, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis; and Derek Welsbie, MD, PhD, assistant professor Ophthalmology, Shiley Eye Institute, University of California, San Diego.
New Horizons Forum and Glaucoma Symposia Glaucoma 360 continues today with the ninth annual New Horizons Forum, the innovation segment of the annual meeting that spotlights panelists and speakers from more than 60 companies and institutions. A full slate of sessions will be offered to attendees to update them on the latest technologies and treatments for glaucoma.
Glaucoma 360 wraps up on Saturday with two sessions at the Glaucoma Symposia, that offer continuing education credits for ophthalmologists and optometrists.