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Three Faculty Honored by Vision Society
By Gabriel Aikens
Two Duke researchers and one clinician-scientist were honored with prestigious awards at the 2012 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in May.
They are Vadim Arshavsky, PhD, Helena Rubinstein Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University and Scientific Director at the Duke Eye Center; David Epstein, MD, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University; and P. Vasanth Rao, PhD., associate professor of ophthalmology, pharmacology and cancer biology.
Arshavsky was awarded the Procter Medal, the top award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Epstein received the Weisenfeld Award, presented annually to an individual in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology. Rao was granted the Cataract Research Award, an international award from the National Foundation for Eye Research that recognizes promising lens researchers who have conducted significant scientific work. It also includes a plaque and a $2,500 honorarium.