Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Ana Bastos-Carvalho, a visiting scholar in the Ambati research group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, received the Global Ophthalmology Research Award from Bayer HealthCare for her research, "Mechanisms of geographic atrophy expansion in age-related macular degeneration."

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, received the Junius-Kuhnt Award from the University of Bonn in Hamburg, Germany, for his group's outstanding work and commitment to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) research.

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and professor of physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, will receive the 2013 Mark Brothers Award from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Bradley Gelfand, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been awarded a research grant from the American Heart Association to study atherosclerosis.

Dr. Mark E. Kleinman, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and principal investigator in the laboratory of ocular biology and imaging, has been awarded a research grant from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) to pursue his research on age-related macular degeneration.

The University of Kentucky will host a first of its kind Vision Healthcare Summit on May 31 to examine the effects of the new health care environment by bringing in experts from across the country – in academia, private practice, government, and business - to provide their insights on navigating the complex challenges ahead.

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and professor of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was awarded the 2013 Prix Soubrane de la Recherche en Ophtalmologie for his contributions to research in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Dr. Mark Kleinman, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has received a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Career Development Award. RPB Career Development Awards help recruit young doctors and scientists to eye research and support promising junior ophthalmology faculty.

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