Reporter 408, 20 October 1997

Sights set high

Research into Behcet’s disease has been given a boost with a prestigious award from the BMA. Teifi James, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at St James’s and Leeds General Infirmary, has been awarded this year’s John William Clark Award for research into the causes and preventions of blindness. The work will be carried out in Professor Peter Grant’s laboratory at the LGI. The project has sprung from work carried out in the Behcet’s disease clinic at LGI – the only one of its kind in the country – and involves a combined approach where rheumatologist and ophthalmologist work together.

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