Yasuma Receives Prestigious ARVO/ALCON Award

Reo Yasuma, postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been named one of only four recipients worldwide to receive the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology(ARVO)/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Award.

The ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards are presented annually in recognition of significant research by clinician-scientists engaged in basic or clinical vision research.

Yasuma started her research fellowship at UK in May 2012, where she studies the pathogenesis of ocular angiogenesis and of age-related macular degeneration in the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati.

ARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world. Members include more than 12,750 researchers from over 80 countries. ARVO encourages and assists research, training, publication and knowledge-sharing in vision and ophthalmology.

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