BALTIMORE, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) is proud to announce
Dr. Seddon is being honored for her groundbreaking work on the intersection and interaction of nutritional, environmental and genetic risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Her studies of lifestyle factors have influenced clinical practice world-wide. Her discoveries of common and rare AMD genetic variants have provided targets for therapies. Her predictive modeling insights have laid the groundwork for personalized medicine.
"AMDF has provided broad support for Dr. Seddon's research for a number of years," said Chip Goehring, President, AMDF. "We've made such a strong investment in her studies because she produces findings that we, as individuals with macular degeneration, can apply to our lifestyle choices. And we are delighted that she co-authored our AMDF Cookbook – Eat Right for Your Sight. This award confirms what we already believed: she is doing life changing work."
Dr. Seddon's findings include:
Her current work is focused on identifying genetic associations and interactions with non-genetic risk factors and sub-phenotypes of the disease.
The mission of the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) is to empower and inspire those affected by macular degeneration while advancing research and technology.
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SOURCE American Macular Degeneration Foundation
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