Michael H. Elliott, PhD - Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Grant

Business technology briefs for April 30, 2013
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Published: April 30, 2013 Oklahoman
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Dean McGee Eye Institute researcher Michael H. Elliott has been named an Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Grant recipient for 2013, joining an international group of scientists being recognized for excellence in ophthalmic research. Elliott, an assistant professor in the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology, will use the award to further his research into the role of a specific molecule, caveolin-1 (CAV1), which is linked to a form of glaucoma called primary open-angle glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide, and primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common type. Dr. Gregory Skuta, CEO of the Dean McGee Eye Institute and Edward L. Gaylord Professor and chair of the OU College of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology, said Elliot is the institute's first researcher to receive an Alcon young investigator grant, and “another example of why the institute's researchers are among the nation's most highly regarded vision scientists.” The $50,000 Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Award is intended to encourage and promote the early career development of clinicians and scientists entering research in vision science and ophthalmology.


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