Dr François Delori receives Macular Degeneration Prize

f_delori.jpgFrançois C, Delori , Ph.D. has the winner of the 2008 Roger H. Johnson Macular Degeneration Prize. The prize is awarded every two years through the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington. The goal of this prize is to stimulate clinical and basic science research that will elucidate the pathogenesis of macular degeneration, and to develop better treatments for this disorder that affects a large percentage of patients over the age of 60. A cash prize is made to the individual selected for this honor (which can then be donated in whole or in part to his/her favorite cause) and the recipient will deliver the Roger H. Johnson Macular Degeneration Lecture at the University of Washington, Seattle. Francois gave this lecture this past Saturday, June 21st. Dr. Delori was deemed by the selection committee as having made the most significant contributions to this field as evidenced by published scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature.