Dr. Roberto Docampo has been elected as corresponding member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences (ACAL). The Academy was created in 1982 under the sponsorship of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and promotes and contributes to the advancement of mathematical, physical, chemical, earth, and life sciences, and to their application to the development and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Roberto Docampo, Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology and Barbara & Sanford Orkin/Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, has been named the University of Georgia's recipient of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. The award recognizes professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship who serve as role models for students and other faculty members.

Researchers working as part of the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed a new way use stem cells that may one day enable restoration of vision to people with damaged corneas by using their own eye tissue.