Bastos-Carvalho Receives Bayer Grant

Ana Bastos-Carvalho, a visiting scholar in the Ambati research group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, received the Global Ophthalmology Research Award from Bayer HealthCare for her research, "Mechanisms of geographic atrophy expansion in age-related macular degeneration." http://www.bayer-ophthalmology-awards.com/html/b-about-c.html

“We are studying age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the disease responsible for most cases of legal blindness in the American elderly population”, Bastos-Carvalho said. “The project awarded by Bayer focuses on unraveling how AMD progresses, which will hopefully lead to new therapies to stop the relentless and untreatable evolution of the disease.”

In 2012, Bayer HealthCare launched the Global Ophthalmology Awards Program (GOAP) with the aim of advancing the scientific understanding and clinical management of retinal ophthalmic disorders. Bayer envisions the GOAP as a step toward making the dream of ophthalmology cures and improved treatments a reality.

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