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M. Velma Dobson, Ph.D.
The NEI recently presented an award to Dr. Velma Dobson for her outstanding contributions to the field of infant and child vision research and for her distinguished service to the NEI.
Over many years, Dr. Dobson has contributed her time and expertise to the NEI as an exceptional investigator, advisor, peer-reviewer, and Data and Safety Monitoring Committee member. She has been an integral part and invaluable resource for a number of NEI-funded clinical research studies including the Cryotherapy for Retinopathy of Prematurity trial, the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity trial, the Amblyopia in Astigmatic Children-Development and Treatment study, and the Vision In Preschoolers study.
Dr. Dobson is on the faculty at the University of Arizona where she holds appointments in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Psychology.