Dr. Patricia D'Amore receives the ASIP Rous-Whipple Award

patricia_a_damorephd.jpg Mark E. Sobel, MD, PhD Executive Officer of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) has announced that Dr. Patricia A.D’Amore is the recipient of the 2012 ASIP Rous-Whipple Award.

The award will be presented to Dr. D’Amore at the 2012 ASIP Annual Meeting.  The meeting will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, from Saturday, April 21 - Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

The ASIP Rous Whipple Award is presented to a senior scientist with a distinguished career in research who has advanced the understanding of disease and has continued productivity at the time of this award. Dr. D’Amore will present a lecture at the ASIP Annual Meeting that will form the basis of a publication in The American Journal of Pathology.

Dr. D'Amore is the Co-Director of Research, Senior Scientist, & Ankeny Scholar of Retinal Molecular Biology, at Schepens Eye Research Institute, and Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

Her research focuses on vascular growth and development, with an emphasis on blood-vessel growth in the retina. Work conducted in her laboratory, and in collaboration with investigators at Mass Eye and Ear, formed the basis for the current use of anti-angiogenic therapies for diabetic retinopathy.