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Champalimaud Awardees recognized for novel findings linking eyes and brain
ARVO member Carol Mason, PhD (Columbia University), received the prestigious 2016 António Champalimaud Vision Award, along with three other researchers: John Flanagan, PhD (Harvard Medical School), Christine Holt, PhD (University of Cambridge), and Carla Shatz, PhD (Stanford University). The foursome are being recognized for their groundbreaking findings in the relationship between the brain and the eyes — research that opens up the potential development of new therapies to combat vision disorders.
Bernstein earns AAO Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award
ARVO Vice President Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, FARVO, of the University of Utah, Moran Eye Center, received the 2016 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award during the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Chicago. Bernstein was recognized for his work over the past eight years training ophthalmologists in developing nations in order to expand the availability and quality of care in areas where access to retinal care is extremely limited.