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Noted researcher receives top ARVO honor


Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, has been chosen as an Association for Research in Vision Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2014 Gold Fellow.


Buffalo, NY-Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, has been chosen as an Association for Research in Vision Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2014 Gold Fellow.

“I’m extremely honored-as well as a bit surprised-to receive this special recognition,” said Dr. Fliesler, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair and professor of ophthalmology, University of Buffalo (UB), New York. “It means I’m about to be included among the group of scientists I consider to be the ‘Who’s Who’ in the worldwide vision research community.”

The association’s gold-tier honorees represent the top 1% of its nearly 13,000 members from more than 80 countries, added Dr. Fliesler, who is also the current president of the International Society for Eye Research.

In addition, he is vice chair and director of research for UB’s department of ophthalmology, and directs research at the university’s Ira G. Ross Eye Institute Vision Research Center.

Dr. Fliesler is a research health scientist at the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System as well.

He has been a member of the Rockville, MD-based ARVO for nearly 40 years and now chairs its retinal cell biology section and publications committee.

Named a silver-tier fellow of ARVO’s inaugural 2009 class, Dr. Fliesler will be formally inducted as a gold fellow during the 2014 ARVO annual meeting in Orlando.


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