Awards

Luk Vandenberghe

Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD, to receive Foundation Fighting Blindness Award

August 15, 2017

Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD, along with collaborator and lead author Rob Collin, PhD, of Radboud University Medical Center, has been selected to receive the 2017 Ed Gollob Board of Directors’ Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). This award is presented annually in recognition of significant research advancements. According to the FFB, their winning paper, “In vitro and in vivo rescue of aberrant splicing in CEP290-...

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Department ranks among best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report

August 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General Department of Ophthalmology was once again ranked among the best in the nation, earning the #4 national ranking (and #1 in New England) it has maintained for the past 28 years by U.S. News & World Report, in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue.

We would like to thank everyone...

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Postdoctoral Research Fellows at Boston Children's Hospital receive grants from Knights Templar Eye Foundation

August 7, 2017

Massachusetts Grand Officers of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation came to Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School to present two checks for their $65,000 Pediatric Ophthalmology Career-Starter Research Grant. One went to Alessandro Di Gioia, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Neurology Department and the other to Chi-Hsiu Liu, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Ophthalmology Deptartment.

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2017 RPB recipients

Mass. Eye and Ear, Boston Children’s Hospital researchers receive Research to Prevent Blindness grant awards

July 18, 2017

Boston, Mass. — Two vision researchers from the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology have received awards from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. Gang Luo, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, has received the 2017 Innovations in Technology Low Vision...

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Rani Al Karmi selected as 2017 Alcon Research Scholar

July 14, 2017

Rani N. Al Karmi, MD, FRCS(c), M.Ed, a research and clinical fellow in Cornea and External Disease at Mass. Eye and Ear, was selected as the 2017 Alcon Research Scholar. This award provides support to a trainee to allow them to work on a translational research project with a senior clinician scientist at Mass. Eye and Ear. Dr. Al Karmi will work with Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH...

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David A. Sullivan, PhD, FARVO, receives the American Optometric Association’s Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence

David A. Sullivan, PhD, FARVO, receives the American Optometric Association’s Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence

June 21, 2017

Dr. David Sullivan receives prestigious award honoring innovation and leadership in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease.

Boston, Mass. — David A. Sullivan, PhD, FARVO, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for...

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Lloyd Paul Aiello receives the 2017 JDRF Excellence in Clinical Research Award for Type 1 Diabetes Research

Lloyd Paul Aiello receives the 2017 JDRF Excellence in Clinical Research Award for Type 1 Diabetes Research

June 20, 2017

Boston - (June 12, 2017) – The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has awarded Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, the 2017 JDRF Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award. The announcement was made during the JDRF One Conference in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Aiello is Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair for Centers of Excellence, and Co-director of the Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence at Harvard Medical...

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Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear Postdoctoral Training Program awards 2017 Best Scientific Papers by trainees

June 16, 2017

The Postdoctoral Training Program at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear gave two awards for best scientific paper by a trainee at Fellows’ Recognition Day on June 9, 2017 – one in the category of Wet Lab and one in the category of Dry Lab.

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Reza Dana receives Senior Achievement Award from AAO

June 15, 2017

Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, Claes Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cornea Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, received a 2017 Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The AAO Achievement Award program recognizes individuals who participate in the scientific programs at their annual meetings, and contribute to more than 25 categories of the Academy. L...

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2017 NEOS poster contest winners

June 8, 2017

Congratulations to the Harvard Ophthalmology trainees who placed in the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) annual poster contest held earlier this month.

Second place: “Evaluation of in silico reconstructed ancestral adeno-associated virus for gene augmentation therapy in a mouse model of LCA,” Sarah Wassmer, PhD,  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear; Mentors: Drs. Luk Vandenberge and Eric Pierce

Third place: “Evaluation of Choroidal Lesions...

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Prevent Blindness announces recipient of fourteenth annual Joanne Angle Investigator Award

June 5, 2017

Research Grant Awarded to Dr. Brian J. Song, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School

CHICAGO (June 5, 2017)Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, announced today the recipient of its 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award as ...

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Dr. Reza Dana

Dr. Reza Dana to receive Friedenwald Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

June 2, 2017

Prestigious award honors outstanding research in ophthalmology

Boston, Mass. — The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) recently announced that Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc, Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and a resident of Newton, Mass., will receive the prestigious Friedenwald Award. Established in 1957 as a memorial to Dr. Jonas S. Friedenwald,...

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