Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:45
On September 12, University of Iowa held an event “Inside Iowa Medicine” that featured our Glaucoma Research Center that was co-hosted by Vice President of Medical Affairs, Jean Robillard and Dean of the College of Medicine, Debra Schwinn. The program included a full day of presentations, lab tours, and discussions that highlighted our glaucoma research efforts. Click on title to see more about the event. Inside Iowa Medicine 2014: The Glaucoma Research Center Vice President of Medical Affairs Jean Robillard introduces the Glaucoma Research Center and the Wynn Institute for Vision Research. Director of the Glaucoma Service, Lee Alward outlines the scope of vision loss and disability caused by glaucoma. Dr. Budd Tucker describes stem cell-based approaches to study and cure blindness. Dr. Stone describes how the WIVR’s new robot allows high throughput experiments to search for new disease-causing genes. Dr. Fingert discusses discovery of a glaucoma-causing gene. Dr. Kuehn describes studies of human donor eyes and strategies to investigate the causes of glaucoma. Dr. Anderson and the Glaucoma Zoo - a collection of laboratory animals used to study glaucoma. Dr. Sheffield shares results that suggest a new glaucoma therapy.