Three more researchers honored during ARVO

August 1, 2004

Fort Lauderdale, FL-Three notable physicians were honored for their professional achievements at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Fort Lauderdale, FL-Three notable physicians were honored for their professional achievements at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO). Charlotte E. Remé, MD, received the society's highest honor, the ARVO 2004 Proctor Medal, given for outstanding research in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology. Dr. Rem矷as selected to receive the Proctor Medal for her research on light damage in the retina and the characterization of animal models of retinal degenerative diseases. She is professor of ophthalmology and director, Laboratory of Retinal Cell Biology, University Eye Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland.

Simon W.M. John, PhD, was the recipient of the Cogan Award, presented to a researcher 40 years of age or younger who has made important and worthwhile contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science and shows substantial promise for future research. Dr. John was recognized for his work in the development, analysis, and use of mouse models for genetic and therapeutic studies of glaucoma. He is an associate investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME.

The Mildred Weisenfeld Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology was given to David H. Abramson, MD, in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology.

Each of the recipients presented a lecture following their respective awards presentation. OT

-Nancy Groves