Two physicians honored at GRF benefit

January 20, 2009

During their 31st anniversary benefit Jan. 28, the Glaucoma Research Foundation will honor two physicians for their contributions to glaucoma research.

San Francisco

-During its 31st anniversary benefit Jan. 28, the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) honored two physicians for their contributions to glaucoma research.

The President’s Award was presented to Rohit Varma, MD, from the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for his groundbreaking research related to the Latino community being among those at the highest risk for developing glaucoma.

GRF’s highest honor, the Catalyst Award, was presented to H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, executive vice president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, for his lifetime commitment and service to the field of ophthalmology.

The Glaucoma Research Foundation was founded in 1978 in San Francisco by Robert N. Shaffer, MD, Dr. Hoskins, and John Hetherington, MD, to encourage innovative research to find better ways to care for people with glaucoma.

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