Shandiz Tehrani, M.D., Ph.D., wins Young Clinician Scientist Award

Dr. TehraniShandiz Tehrani, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, was awarded the American Glaucoma Society’s 2014 Young Clinician Scientist Award for his work, The Optic Nerve Head Actin Cytoskeleton in an Animal Model of Glaucoma.

Dr. Tehrani’s research is focused on understanding glaucomatous damage at the level of the optic nerve, with the ultimate goal of identifying targets for pharmacologic manipulation to prevent glaucomatous injury.

The Young Clinician Scientist Awards are targeted towards clinician scientists in glaucoma in the early stages of their careers. The goal is to encourage the development of young clinician scientists in glaucoma by providing funding for research projects within the first five years after graduation. The American Glaucoma Society considers this time period to be critical for developing the skills necessary for a research career and establishing a track record of productivity.