Roy W. Beck, MD, PhD, was awarded The Jewish Guild for the Blind's 2009 Alfred W. Bressler prize in Vision Science. Dr Beck is executive director of the Jaeb Center for Health Research and is an expert in the design and management of clinical trials in ophthalmology, which have resulted in landmark investigations related to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the cornea, retina, and nervous system in both adults and children.
The Bressler prize is awarded annually to a midcareer vision care professional whose leadership, research, and service have resulted in important advancements in the treatment of eye disease or rehabilitation of persons with vision loss, and whose life's work portends future excellence.
September 2009. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(9):1166. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2009.201