This year's Iraty Award for Research in Retinal Diseases honors Petr Baranov, PhD, a scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. The award, which includes a $100,000 prize, was established...
Nine out of 22 Heed Fellowships for AY2020-21 were awarded to current and incoming Harvard Ophthalmology trainees. This postgraduate fellowship is one of the most prestigious honors for ophthalmology trainees who are pursuing academic careers in ophthalmic patient care, education, and research.... Read more about Trainees Receive Heed Fellowships
An image of a developing mouse brain captured by Mary C. Whitman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and Jessica Bell, a research assistant in the Elizabeth Engle Laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital, was one of the winning entries of the Harvard Brain Science Initiative Beauty of the Brain contest.... Read more about Beauty of the Brain Image Contest
Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Director of the Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence at Harvard Medical School, has been inducted into the Retina Hall of Fame for his contributions to the research and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. The Retina Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to honor the significant achievements and contributions of leaders in the field.... Read more about Lloyd Paul Aiello Inducted Into Retina Hall of Fame
This year, several ophthalmology faculty were nominated for Harvard Medical School (HMS) Excellence in Mentoring Awards. These prestigious awards honor exceptional mentors who are committed to helping trainees develop and advance their professional careers in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administration.
Alice R. McPherson, MD, a Harvard Ophthalmology alumna and one of the world's leading vitreoretinal specialists, has been recognized with the inaugural Retina Hall of Fame Award for her pioneering contributions in the retina field. Dr. McPherson received the award at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco. The Retina Hall of Fame promotes advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of retina disorders.... Read more about Alumnus Alice R. McPherson, MD, Receives Retina Hall of Fame Award
Several faculty and alumni have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Congratulations to alumnus and part-time faculty member Anthony Adamis, MD; faculty member Elizabeth Engle, MD; and alumna Julia Haller, MD.
Established by the National Academy of Sciences, the NAM is a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related...
Nearly 40 Harvard Ophthalmology faculty and trainees from our affiliates—including Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear, and VA Boston Healthcare System—participated in the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting October 11-15 in San Francisco.... Read more about Highlights from the 2019 AAO Annual Meeting