Dr. Roger Vogel Award for Pharmaceutical Research

This award is in honor of Dr. Roger Vogel, who was in the ophthalmic pharmaceutical business for almost 30 years and led the development of many of the medicines now used by ophthalmologists. The award will be given annually to an ARVO member whose research furthers the development of pharmaceutical treatments for ophthalmic diseases. The recipient will receive a cash award of $10,000.

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View the 2017 Dr. Roger Vogel Award for Pharmaceutical Research recipient.

Award History

Dr. Roger Vogel was an experienced clinical researcher who made significant contributions to ophthalmology and to the preservation of sight. At the time of his death, he was a partner at Point Guard Partners, LLC, part of a management team created to help ophthalmic pharmaceutical, medical device and drug delivery companies move products from concept through FDA approval and into the market. During his 32 years in the ophthalmic pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Vogel led the development of more than a dozen commonly used ophthalmic pharmaceutical products in the areas of glaucoma, infectious disease, ocular inflammation, allergy and retinal disease. He held senior executive positions and consulting posts with companies such as Merck & Co Inc., Insite Vision, Bausch and Lomb, ISTA, Cambridge Antibody Therapeutics, Genaera and Sirion Therapeutics.

Dr. Vogel received his MB, BS, LRCP and MRCS from University College, London. He was a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, and is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. 

Dr. Roger Vogel passed away on June 10, 2015.

The Dr. Roger Vogel Award for Pharmaceutical Research was created through a generous contribution from Point Guard Partners. "It made [Dr. Vogel] very proud to have the award named for him and to have his life's work recognized in this way,” said Barry Butler, Dr. Vogel’s partner at Point Guard. The first award was presented in 2014.

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2018 Dr. Roger Vogel Award for Pharmaceutical Research timeline

Application opens July 1, 2017

Application closes September 1, 2017

Recipients notified November 2017