For more information on the topic of wounded soldiers with traumatic brain injuries and vision complications, please see the Letter to the Editor, written by Gale Watson, published in the October 2007 JVIB Special Issue on Multiple Disabilities. GRANT RECIPIENTS The first six recipients of one-year "incubation" grants from the new Shaffer Fund for Innovative Glaucoma Research were announced January 23, 2008, at the 30th Anniversary Benefit for the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF). Renamed for the late Robert Shaffer (who died in August 2007)-a pioneering glaucoma physician who co-founded the Glaucoma Research Foundation in 1978 with Drs. H. Dunbar Hoskins, Jr., and John Hetherington-the first recipients of the new Shaffer Grants and their proposed areas of study are: * Paul Habib Artes, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, will analyze progression in glaucoma. * Jamie Craig, Flinders University of South Australia, will focus on the genomewide association in primary open-angle glaucoma. * Brad Fortune, Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, will image the course of axonal degeneration in experimental glaucoma. * Kate E. Keller, Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, will study the RNAi gene silencing of enzymes in the glycosaminoglycan biosynthetic pathway. * Raquel L. Lieberman, Georgia Institute of Technology, will explore pharmacological chaperone therapy for inherited primary and juvenile open-angle glaucoma. * Yutao Liu, Duke University Medical Center, will investigate gene copy number variants in primary open-angle glaucoma.
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