Awards

Honors received by the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology

Karen Wai, MD, and Sila Bal, MD, MPH, Named NEOS Poster Contest Winners

July 13, 2021
Karen Wai, MD, and Sila Bal, MD, MPH, both PGY-4 ophthalmology residents, placed first and second, respectively, in the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) annual Hecht poster contest for residents and fellows. Dr. Wai was awarded first prize for her poster, "Contrast sensitivity function in patients with macular disease and good visual acuity," and the second prize went to Dr. Bal for her poster, "Differences in cataract surgery outcomes by race and gender.”
 

Eric Gaier, MD, PhD, and Mengyu Wang, PhD, Receive Grant Awards from the Alcon Research Institute

July 13, 2021
Faculty members Eric Gaier, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and Mengyu Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology Artificial Intelligence Lab, received 2021 Alcon Research Institute (ARI) Young Investigator Awards.... Read more about Eric Gaier, MD, PhD, and Mengyu Wang, PhD, Receive Grant Awards from the Alcon Research Institute

Aparna Raghuram, OD, PhD, Recognized with Career Development Award

January 4, 2021

Aparna Raghuram, OD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and an Optometrist at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the recipient of the 2021 American Academy of Optometry’s Career Development Award. This grant award provides $100,000 over two years to fund Dr. Raghuram's research on the “objective assessment of vergence and accommodation and higher-order visual processing in adolescents with concussion.”

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Yohei Tomita, MD, PhD, Recognized by Japanese Ophthalmological Society

January 4, 2021

Yohei Tomita, MD, PhD, a research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a recipient of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society’s Young Investigator Award. This award will support Dr. Tomita's research project “Petinal pathological neovascularization by Increasing FGF21 level in an aurine oxygen-induced retinopathy model,” which is part of his work with Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. 

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