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August 1, 2014
Dr. Robert Massof, professor of ophthalmology and founder and director of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute, has been named a 2015 Helen Keller Laureate by the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education. The honor includes the Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research and will be presented to Dr. Massof in May 2015 at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's (ARVO) annual meeting, to be held in Denver, Colorado.
The award recognizes research excellence in vision science, as demonstrated by a number of significant contributions or a single contribution of exceptional importance to the field. Dr. Massof’s research areas include health outcomes measurements, clinical and basic vision psychophysics, physiological optics and psychometrics.
Founded in 1988, the Foundation's mission is to prevent blindness and deafness by advancing research and education. It aspires to be a leader in integrating sight, speech and hearing research with the greater biomedical research community, creating and coordinating a peer-reviewed, worldwide network of investigators and institutions.