Uday Kompella, Ph.D., was elected as a fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). A professor at the University of Colorado Denver's School of Pharmacy, he will be awarded fellow status this year.
Kompella is researching and developing technology that will enable the delivery of medicine to the back of the eye with the convenience of an eye drop. It will have implications for many eye disorders, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
ARVO is an international organization that attracts leading experts in ophthalmic research. The group encourages and helps with research, training, publication and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology.
"All my research work related to the eye is typically presented first at the ARVO annual meetings, and input from ARVO members over the years has been extremely helpful in shaping my research and career," Kompella said. "I am delighted that I have been selected to receive the ARVO fellow designation."
Kompella and 251 others will be honored at the 2010 annual meeting of ARVO in May in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.