2007 Distinguished Faculty Award
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Bascom Palmer ophthalmologist named Distinguished Faculty Scholar
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ophthalmologist Douglas R. Anderson is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award. Established by the Faculty Senate in 1987, the award acknowledges either a single outstanding achievement or sustained contributions throughout an individual’s career to an area of research or creative activity. Anderson, who holds the Douglas R. Anderson Chair in Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer, has conducted pioneering research in glaucoma for 40 years.
In 1988 Anderson and fellow ophthalmologist Stephen Drance initiated a 23-center, 15-year randomized clinical trial on abnormal-tension glaucoma, receiving an International Glaucoma Review Special Recognition Award in 2002 for their research. Anderson’s keen observations have also contributed to the art and science of visual field testing in the clinical management of glaucoma, and he has written numerous research papers and several editions of a textbook on this subject.