AAOF Announces 2019-2020 Allergan Foundation Research Grant Recipient

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), in partnership with the Allergan Foundation, announce Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD, FAAO, as the 2019-2020 recipient of the Allergan Foundation Research Grant.

Dr. Flynn is a professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She has been awarded a $60,000 grant for her project, “Modeling Corneal Endothelial Cell Health Parameters as Predictors of Keratoplasty Stress.”

Her collaborative group of co-investigators include:

Primary Investigator:

Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD, FAAO

Co-Investigators: Tim McMahon OD, FAAO; University of Illinois at Chicago

Langis Michaud OD, FAAO; Montreal School of Optometry

Tracy Nguyen OD, PhD, FAAO; SUNY College of Optometry

Muriel Schornack OD, FAAO; Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology

Christine Sindt OD, FAAO; Iowa Department of Ophthalmology

This highly competitive grant is awarded to talented optometrists and/or vision scientists, who are Academy members, and are currently undertaking cutting edge research in the areas of glaucoma and/or the anterior segment. This is the sixth year the Allergan Foundation has sponsored this generous grant through the AAOF.

Dr. Szczotka-Flynn and her team will be honoured for their achievement at the annual AAOF Celebration Luncheon at Academy 2019 Orlando on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Click HERE for the full press release.

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