Excellence in Imaging Research: Amitha Domalpally, MD, Receives Prestigious Award

Dr. Amitha Domalpally, research director for the Fundus Photograph Reading Center, has been awarded the ARVO Foundation 2018 Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Award for translational research. 

Dr. Domalpally was nominated for this award by Dr. Frederick Ferris along with letters of support from an international group of retina specialists. Frederick L. Ferris III, MD, is the director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and former clinical director at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Ferris had this statement regarding Dr. Domalpally in his nomination:

“Dr. Domalpally is a young researcher with a stellar track record of highly productive translational research. As the Research Director of the University of Wisconsin Fundus Photograph Reading Center, she has significantly furthered the progress of translational research in retinal imaging. Dr. Domalpally is well deserving of this award.”

The Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award is bestowed upon young investigators working in areas of translational research. The award honors Dr. Carl Camras, who is highly respected for his work as a glaucoma specialist and a research scientist. He is most widely recognized for developing prostaglandin analogues for the treatment of elevated IOP in patients with glaucoma. During his distinguished career, he took a personal interest in developing the next generation of eye and vision researchers. Up to three awards of $12,000 each are presented annually. This award, which was established in 2010, is supported by Pfizer Ophthalmics through the ARVO Foundation.

Dr. Domalpally will officially be recognized at the 2018 ARVO meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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