Budenz Earns 2015 Shaffer Grant for Innovative Glaucoma Research

UNC Eye Chair Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, recognized with Dr. Henry A. Sutro Family Grant for Research.

Budenz Earns 2015 Shaffer Grant for Innovative Glaucoma Research click to enlarge UNC Eye Chair Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH treats a patient in Ghana
Budenz Earns 2015 Shaffer Grant for Innovative Glaucoma Research click to enlarge Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH

Donald L. Budenz, UNC Eye Kittner Family Distinguished Professor and Chairman, was recently recognized by the Glaucoma Research Foundation with a 2015 Shaffer Grant for Innovative Glaucoma Research for his project entitled Incidence of Glaucoma and Glaucoma Progression in an Urban West African Population.

Budenz will be studying the incidence of glaucoma and glaucoma progression in Ghana, West Africa. "This will be the first study of this nature performed in Africa and will provide valuable information about the impact of this devastating disease," he said. 

"The Glaucoma Research Foundation typically supports basic research studies in glaucoma, but the importance of this epidemiologic work is so great that the agency selected this study for funding."

This project is a follow-up to a study work Budenz performed in 2006 - 2008.  More details can be found here.

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