Dr. Mary Kelley awarded national prize for glaucoma research

May 8, 2017

Dr. Mary KelleyMary Kelley, Ph.D., research associate professor of ophthalmology, OHSU School of Medicine, was recently awarded the prestigious Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize of the New York Academy of Medicine. The award is presented annually for the most outstanding scholarly article on glaucoma published in a peer-reviewed journal during the previous year.

Dr. Kelley conducts basic science research at Casey Eye Institute. The $50,000 Rudin Prize recognizes her groundbreaking work in 2015 on the use of stem cells to normalize intraocular pressure in a laboratory model of glaucoma.

Casey Eye Institute, a world-recognized academic regional eye center that attracts top specialists from around the globe, seeks innovative ways to treat and prevent glaucoma and other eye diseases.