Faculty

David A. Sullivan, PhD, to receive Korb Award

David A. Sullivan, PhD, to receive Korb Award

April 17, 2017

The American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section will honor David A. Sullivan, PhD as the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Donald R. Korb Award during an award ceremony, held June 21 in Washington DC. This award is presented annually to an innovator in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease.

 

Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, named FABBS President

Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, named FABBS President

April 17, 2017

Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, has been named President of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS). As a coalition of scientific societies, FABBS is eager to advance the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior, and share the contributions of research in these areas with policy makers and the public. He is also serving his second term as a Board Member of the Vision Sciences Society, which is committed to progress in understanding vision, and its relation to cognition, action and the brain.  Dr.

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, receives 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, receives 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship

April 13, 2017

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship of the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear in the amount of $30,000 over one year for his project, “The best field expansion configuration for using multiplexing prism for homonymous hemianopia.” This award is part of the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine.

Joan W. Miller

Joan Miller, MD, appointed to AUPO Board of Trustees

April 12, 2017

Joan W. Miller, MD, has been appointed to the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Board of Trustees. As Chair of Harvard Ophthalmology since 2003, Dr. Miller is committed driving innovation and quality in academic medicine, and strongly supports mentoring and developing individuals so that they may grow in their leadership positions. According to Dr.

Ula Jurkunas

Ula V. Jurkunas, MD, to receive 2017 Carl Camras Translational Research Award

January 31, 2017

Boston, Mass. — Ula V. Jurkunas, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, and a resident of Winchester, Mass., has been selected to receive a 2017 ARVO Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award. Supported through a donation from Pfizer Ophthalmics, the award includes a $12,000 scholarship in support of Dr.

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Dr. Jennifer K. Sun Selected as next National Chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) 

January 27, 2017

Jennifer K. Sun, MD, MPH, has been selected to become the 4th National Chair of the world-renowned Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net), one of the most prestigious positions for a clinical researcher in diabetic eye disease.

Recent grants - January 2017

January 26, 2017

As part of the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals Initiative, the National Institutes of Health awarded $12.4 million to six research teams to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina. Larry Benowitz, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues at Stanford University and the Scripps Research Institute, received funding to support their research toward the molecular discovery of optic nerve injury.

Researchers identify factors responsible for chronic nature of autoimmune disease

Researchers identify factors responsible for chronic nature of autoimmune disease

January 4, 2017

Boston, Mass. — Researchers from Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have uncovered two factors responsible for the chronic, lifelong nature of autoimmune disorders, which tend to “flare up” intermittently in affected patients. These two factors are cell-signaling proteins called cytokines—specifically Interleukin-7 and -15 (IL-7 and IL-15)—that are secreted by cells of the immune system and help modulate memory Th17 cells, a subset of T cells which are known to contribute to autoimmune disorders.

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