Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, is the 2012 winner of the Roger H. Johnson Award for Macular Degeneration Research. Dr. Palczewski is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio.
Roger H. Johnson, MD
After medical education at the University of Wisconsin and residency in Ophthalmology at the Mayo clinic, Dr. Roger Johnson began 53 years of practice in Seattle. For forty years, he served as volunteer Chief of Ophthalmology at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where an annual lectureship and a research facility carry his name. Generations of residents benefited from his teaching and leadership.
In 1999, alarmed by the growing epidemic of untreatable vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Dr. Johnson endowed a Macular Degeneration Prize at UW, to be awarded every two years. The prize honors a clinician or scientist who has made the most significant contribution to the field.
Christine Curcio, PhD
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, MD
University Eye Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Gregory Hageman, PhD
University of Iowa
Francois Delori, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Jayakrishna Ambati, MD
University of Kentucky