One of the University of North Texas Health Science Center‘s most prominent researchers and professors was recently awarded with a prestigious award in his research field. According to a recent UNTHSC press release, Dr. Thomas Yorio, PhD, who also serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, has been awarded the Ernest H. Bárány Prize by the International Society for Eye Research.
Each year, the prize is presented by the International Society for Eye Research to a researcher in the field of ocular research whose contributions in the lab have led to a substantial increase in the understanding of ocular pharmacology, particularly as it relates to the understanding and treatment of serious eye diseases and conditions, such as to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, or related retinal diseases.
Dr. Yorio was given the award this year specifically for the work he has done in increasing the understanding of ocular pharmacology. In reacting to the award, Yorio was quick to share the award with fellow colleagues and collaborators: “It is a great honor to receive this recognition, but no one achieves anything alone,” he said. “I am fortunate to have worked with outstanding students, faculty and staff over the years, and therefore this represents team recognition.”
The Ernest H. Bárány Prize will be presented in July to Dr. Yorio at the XXI Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research in San Francisco, CA.