The primary investigators are examining whether age- and race-related differences in the biomechanics of the optic nerve head may contribute to this risk.
To date, the organization has awarded grants totaling $3,745,000 to the UAB School of Medicine.
Owsley is one of 33 doctors recognized as 2013 ARVO Fellows.
Gerald McGwin, Ph.D., is also associate director of the Department of Ophthalmology’s Clinical Research Unit.
Read is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of uveitis.
The majority of the new grants will go to UAB.