Fight for Sight recognizes UI researcher

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Arthur Makar, Executive Director of Fight for Sight, presented the organization’s 2016 Alumni Achievement Award to Dr. Vinit Mahajan (right).

Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa, received the 2016 Alumni Achievement Award from Fight for Sight. The award was presented during Fight for Sight’s Weisenfeld Reception at the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting.

Fight for Sight invests in the future of eye and vision research by funding promising scientists early in their careers. The organization has provided important funding to dozens of clinician-scientists at the University of Iowa and their first Alumni Achievement Award was given to the UI’s Dr. Randy Kardon.

Mahajan is a vitreoretinal surgeon and directs the Proteomics Lab  at the University of Iowa.  (

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