The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) selected Joshua L. Dunaief, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute’s F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, Philadelphia, for the 2006 Cogan Award. He will receive the award during ARVO’s annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL, next spring.
Dr. Dunaief is being honored for his innovative investigations of iron metabolism and oxidative damage in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration, including contributions from both human tissues and mouse models of the disease.
The Cogan Award recognizes researchers 40 years or younger who have made important contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science directly related to disorders of the human eye or visual system, and who also show substantial promise for future research.