Awards

Honors received by the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology

Maryam Tahvildari, MD, Receives Abelson Family Fellowship

October 6, 2020

Image of Dr. Maryam TahvildariMaryam Tahvildari, MD, has been selected as the Abelson Family Fellow in Cornea at Mass Eye and Ear for the academic year 2020-2021. This fellowship was established by Dr. Mark Abelson and his family in 2011 to support the pioneering of new clinical research and translational research initiatives, while encouraging early stage clinicians and scientists to pursue academic careers in medicine and to search for new ways to prevent, treat, and cure disease.... Read more about Maryam Tahvildari, MD, Receives Abelson Family Fellowship

John H. Kempen, MD, MPH, PhD, MHS to Receive Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award

September 28, 2020

Dr. John KempenJohn H. Kempen, MD, MPH, PhD, MHS, will be honored with the 2020 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) during the annual meeting in November. The award recognizes Dr. Kempen’s deep commitment to charitable work that aims to reduce blindness worldwide by improving access to patient care and establishing much-needed ophthalmology sub-specialty training programs in developing countries.... Read more about John H. Kempen, MD, MPH, PhD, MHS to Receive Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD Selected to Receive 2022 Weisenfeld Award

September 8, 2020

Headshot of Dr. Janey WiggsFaculty member Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, has been selected by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) to receive the 2022 Mildred Weisenfeld Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology in recognition of her distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology. This award was established as a tribute to Ms. Weisenfeld's outstanding contributions to the field, which include the founding of Fight for Sight in 1946.... Read more about Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD Selected to Receive 2022 Weisenfeld Award

Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, Recognized with Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award

September 2, 2020

Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, Director of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has been honored with the Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award. This award–given through The Mass General Center for Faculty Development–provides an opportunity for her to serve as “virtual” Visiting Professor to give Grand Rounds at a national or international institution.... Read more about Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, Recognized with Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award

Rohan Bir Singh, MD, Named Science Communication Training Fellow

June 16, 2020
Rohan Bir Singh, MD, a fellow at the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear, received a 2020 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Science Communication Training Fellowship. The competitive, one-year program empowers early career scientists to communicate their complex vision research in clear and engaging ways to the public, media, legislators, and other key stakeholders.... Read more about Rohan Bir Singh, MD, Named Science Communication Training Fellow

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