AMD researcher earns ARVO's Cogan Award

November 1, 2005

Rockville, MD—A researcher who has worked to determine the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration will receive the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's (ARVO) 2006 Cogan Award.

Rockville, MD-A researcher who has worked to determine the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration will receive the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's (ARVO) 2006 Cogan Award.

Joshua L. Dunaief, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute's F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, Philadelphia. He is being honored for his "innovative" investigations of iron metabolism and oxidative damage in the pathogenesis of AMD, including contributions from human tissues and mice models of the disease.

Dr. Dunaief received his doctorate and medical degree from Columbia University in New York, NY, and served his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He serves as a reviewer for several publications, including Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science and Journal of Neuroscience.