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Medicine’s Yoshikazu Imanishi honored for early-career success as a vision researcher

The Lighthouse Guild selected Yoshikazu Imanishi, assistant professor of pharmacology, for its 2017 Pisart Award.

The Lighthouse Guild is a nonprofit vision and health care organization that aims to meet the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Since 1981, the Pisart Award has “has annually recognized an early-career vision clinician or scientist whose noteworthy, innovative and scholarly contributions in vision science have the potential for substantial influence in the understanding of vision loss, treatment of eye disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision loss.”

Among other contributions to the field, Imanishi has made strides in the understanding of Usher syndrome, a neurological disorder that can lead to deafness and blindness.