ARVO honors researcher for work with PDT

October 1, 2005

Rockville, MD—Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD, will receive the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's 2006 Weisenfeld Award, presented annually for excellence in ophthalmology.

Rockville, MD-Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD, will receive the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's 2006 Weisenfeld Award, presented annually for excellence in ophthalmology.

Dr. Gragoudas, director of retina service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, and professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, will receive the award during the association's 2006 annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in May.

The Mildred Weisenfeld Award is presented each year to an individual in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology.

In other news, the ARVO Foundation announced it has appointed Robert E. Besthof, Gerald Cagle, PhD, and Herbert E. Kaufman, MD, to its board of governors.

Besthof is Pfizer Inc.'s worldwide team leader in ophthalmology, responsible for marketing strategies for the company's prescription ophthalmology products.

Dr. Cagle has been senior vice president for research and development at Alcon Laboratories since 1996.

Dr. Kaufman is the Boyd Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, head of the department of ophthalmology, and director of the LSU Eye Center at Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine in New Orleans.

They join five other members of the board of governors.