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March 12, 2018

Dr. Donald Budenz, Kittner Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of UNC Ophthalmology, was selected to present the American Glaucoma Society’s Clinician-Scientist Lecture at their annual meeting held in New York in February.

Dr. Budenz’s lecture, delivered to an international audience of more than 1,500 AGS members, was entitled Glaucoma at the Center of the Earth. His lecture included results of his landmark study of the prevalence and incidence of glaucoma in West Africa.

May 12, 2017

Rajendra Mitra (Zongchao Han lab) published in ACS Nano

Rajendra Mitra (Zongchao Han lab) published an article titled “Glycol Chitosan Engineered Auto-Regenerative Antioxidant Significantly Attenuates Pathological Damages in Models of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” in ACS Nano ( This recently accepted manuscript shows for the first time that an engineered water soluble, biocompatible, trackable nanoceria with enriched antioxidant activity to scavenge intracellular reactive oxygen species …