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School Of Medicine Professor Named Journal’s Reviewer Of The Year

by Alison Matthiessen

Dr. C. Kathleen Dorey

Dr. C. Kathleen Dorey, professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, was named the 2010 Reviewer of the Year for Current Eye Research this week.

The journal’s editors selected Dorey for the recognition because of her “frequent, timely and pertinent contributions made during 2010.”

“There are so many people who contribute their time and expertise to the scientific community by reviewing articles,” Dorey said.  “I am pleased and humbled.”

Dorey has reviewed more than 30 articles for Current Eye Research in just the last two years.

“Kathy is an outstanding asset to our team and the scientific research community,” said Dr. Cynda Ann Johnson, dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.  “She is well-deserving of this recognition.”

Dorey joined the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in July 2009 as a professor of basic sciences.  Among her many responsibilities at the school, Dorey has helped implement and execute problem-based learning (PBL) into the curriculum.  Her current research addresses the influence of inflammation on retinal neovascularization.  Dorey has an adjunct appointment as a professor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dorey has a distinguished academic record, with significant research related to retinal diseases and teaching experience in research, cell biology, embryology, and histology. Dorey received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She completed her Ph.D. from Georgetown University and post doctoral work at the University of Southern California.

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