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Ophthalmology Professor to Represent UK
in Searle Scholars Competition

By Jennifer Bonck

 

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Ambati specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, and conducts novel research in angiogenesis and targeted drug delivery for ocular disorders.

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Aug. 20, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Jayakrishna Ambati, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been nominated to represent UK in the 2003 Searle Scholars competition.

The program, established at the Chicago Community Trust in 1980, awards grants to selected universities and research centers to support the research of exceptional young faculty in chemistry and biomedical sciences. There are 348 current and former Searle Scholars pursuing research in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia.

Ambati specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, and conducts novel research in angiogenesis and targeted drug delivery for ocular disorders.

For more information on the UK Department of Ophthalmology, click here.


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