Rudin Glaucoma Prize winner announced

Nov 20, 2012

Dr Daniel Stamer has been awarded the prestigious Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize 2012.

Dr Daniel Stamer has been awarded the prestigious Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize 2012.

The professor of ophthalmology at Duke Eye Centre, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA, was selected by the New York Academy of Medicine to receive the prize this year. He was presented with the award for his insightful research on fostering a greater understanding of glaucoma.

Dr David Abramson, Chair of the Lewis Rudin Prize Selection Committee and Chief of Ophthalmic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, said, "Dr Stamer's discovery of a previously unrecognized signalling molecule that is important in normal and glaucoma eyes (nitrous oxide synthase) opens entirely new areas for research and treatment of the most common glaucomas worldwide."

Additionally, Dr Stamer is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics and is a member of the editorial boards for Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Experimental Eye Research.

For more information on the Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize please visit the official webpage.

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