ARVO announces 2006 Friedenwald Award winner


Rockville, MD The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced today that David R. Williams, PhD, has been selected to receive the Friedenwald Award, which is presented annually for outstanding research in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology. The award will be presented to Williams during ARVO's 2006 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in May, 2006.

Williams was selected to receive the Friedenwald Award in recognition for his incomparable studies on human optics, human cone receptors and color vision. He is also being recognized for his recent groundbreaking work on the application of adaptive optics to human retinal imaging.

Williams is William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and Director of the University of Rochester's Center for Visual Science. He has appointments in the University's Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Optics, Ophthalmology, and Biomedical Engineering. Williams received his doctorate in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. He holds eight patents and has authored over 100 scientific publications.

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