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  • UI vision researchers receive grants from Research to Prevent Blindness
    Two researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine have been awarded grants by Research to Prevent Blindness, an organization that supports research into the causes, treatment and prevention of diseases that threaten vision.
  • Fourteen UI Ophthalmologists among Best Doctors in America®
    The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is pleased to have 14 physicians recognized among the 2011-12 Best Doctors in America®.
  • UI vision researcher receives grant to study inflammatory eye disease
    Vinit Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.2 million Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award is designed to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the nation.
  • Research to Prevent Blindness renews support to UI
    Research to Prevent Blindness has awarded a $100,000 grant to support vision research at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The funding supports research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

2010

  • New Inherited Eye Disease Discovered
    University of Iowa researchers have found the existence of a new, rare inherited retinal disease. Now the search is on to find the genetic cause, which investigators hope will increase understanding of more common retinal diseases.
    The findings appeared in the Nov. 9 issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.
  • UI professor receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
    Budd Tucker, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been selected as a recipient of the 2010 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award for his research focused on combining state-of-the-art patient-specific stem cell and biodegradable tissue engineering technologies for the treatment of blinding retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
  • UI Hospitals and Clinics ranks yet again among national elite University of Iowa News Release
    For the 21st year in a row, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics appears on the list of the leading hospitals in the United States. "The Best Hospitals in America" listing is compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report.

    At UI Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center, 10 specialties are ranked overall. Three of the honored specialties rank among the nation's top 10 in their respective categories:

    --Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), 4th.
    --Ophthalmology and visual sciences (eyes), 6th.
    --Orthopaedics and rehabilitation, 9th.

  • Mullins appointed to new Kolder professorship
    UI faculty member Robert Mullins is the inaugural recipient of the Hansjoerg E.J.W. Kolder, M.D., Ph.D., Professorship in Best Disease Research. The professorship was established in the UI Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration through a gift jointly made by Martin G. and Ruth A. Carver of Muscatine, Iowa, and an anonymous donor to honor Kolder, who joined the UI in 1968. University of Iowa News Release View ceremony on YouTube
  • Oculogenetic highlights include advances in therapy, technology
    Gene replacement, enhanced genetic testing, clinical trials show promising future. Ophthalmology Times, April 1
  • Professor leads probe into rare eye disease
    VINIT MAHAJAN has one very ambitious aspiration. "My mentors have invested their efforts into training me for one goal," said the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics doctor. "Cure the blind." Mahajan is an assistant professor of vitreoretinal surgery and diseases who has been researching, teaching and performing eye surgeries at the UI for almost four years. Daily Iowan, March 10

2009

  • UI team discovers new inherited eye disease
    University of Iowa researchers have found the existence of a new, rare inherited retinal disease. Now the search is on to find the genetic cause, which investigators hope will increase understanding of more common retinal diseases. University of Iowa News Release
  • Best Doctors in America' recognizes 294 University of Iowa physicians
    The 2009-10 "Best Doctors in America" database recognizes 294 physicians from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and University of Iowa Children's Hospital. University of Iowa News Release
  • Blind cycling champion leads UI's Project 3000 RAGBRAI Team across Iowa
    A team of a dozen cyclists -- including a blind U.S. Paralympics track cycling national champion -- pedaled 442 miles across Iowa as part of RAGBRAI to raise awareness of and funds for Project 3000. The team raised nearly $40,000 in support of the University of Iowa-based effort that is seeking a cure for rare childhood blinding eye diseases. University of Iowa News Release.
  • The idea to form a RAGBRAI team to support Project 3000 originated with Paul Rosenthal, a Washington, D.C., attorney who is chair and a founding member of the advisory board to the UI Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration, of which Project 3000 is a part. The center is a unit of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. We appreciate the fact that Paul took the time to chronicle his ride across Iowa. We especially appreciate the fact that he and his team raised $40K for Project 3000 in the process!
  • Endowed UI professorship named for Keech; Drack named to position
    Associate Professor Arlene V. Drack, M.D. has been named the inaugural Keech Professor in an investiture ceremony honoring Ronald V. Keech, M.D., a University of Iowa physician renowned as a pioneering leader in pediatric ophthalmology. His legacy will live on at the UI through the endowed Ronald V. Keech, M.D., Professorship in Ophthalmic Genetics in the UI Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory (CNGTL) at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. University of Iowa News Release
  • UI's Vision Rehabilitation Service featured as part of AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month  
    Dr. Mark Wilkinson, clinical professor of ophthalmology and director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service at the UI Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration, is featured in a story discussing macular degeneration and low vision. University of Iowa News Release
  • AEVR/FFB Congressional Briefing Highlights Urgency for Deaf-Blind Research
    The briefing featured William Kimberling, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading Usher syndrome authorities who conducts research at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, and at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
  • 01.27.09   "CUBS FANS AND CHICAGO ADMIRERS OFFERED MOVIE CREDIT SPOT IN "WE BELIEVE - CHICAGO AND ITS CUBS" DOCUMENTARY FILM " (video to benefit UI eye research and Project 3000)
    A portion of the proceeds from a new video about the history of the Chicago Cubs will be donated to Project 3000, a philanthropically supported effort at the University of Iowa to find all 3,000 people in the U.S. affected with the blinding eye disease Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA)

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