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August 1, 2012

SUNY Researcher Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant

Cristina Llerena,O.D., Assistant Clinical Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry, was recently awarded a  Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Development Award  in the amount of $721,350 from the National Institutes of Health.

This award provides up to five years of salary and research support for Dr. Llerena’s innovative research in Binocular Approaches to Perceptual Learning in Adult Amblyopia in collaboration with her mentor, Benjamin Backus,Ph.D..

“Dr. Llerena’s grant brings to three the number of K awards grant recipients at the College including  Dr. Kathryn  Richdale and Dr. Tracy Nguyen, who will join the faculty in January. These grants recognize the important clinical research being conducted at the College,” said Dr. David Troilo, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs.