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BrightFocus Foundation to visit UHCO

Posted On: 10/25/2016


In 2006, Deborah Otteson, Ph.D., received the Thomas R. Lee Award for National Glaucoma Research from the BrightFocus Foundation. The two-year study was on Regulation of EphA Expression in Retinal Ganglion Cells.  “The funding was instrumental in getting my research started and in subsequently obtaining federal funding,” states Dr. Otteson. 

In 2015, Vijay Krishna Raghunathan, Ph.D., received a 2-year grant from the BrightFocus Foundation in the area of Glaucoma Research to support his work on the Effects of Glucocorticoids on Trabecular Meshwork Mechanics and Composition.

We look forward to BrightFocus Foundation’s Board of Directors visiting UHCO and are honored by their recognition of our faculty through their ongoing support of vision research.

About the BrightFocus Foundation
BrightFocus Foundation funds research and promotes awareness to end glaucoma, macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease. The foundation is currently managing a global portfolio of 150 innovative research projects that were recommended by scientific review committees of leading experts. For more information, visit www.brightfocus.org