Awards

Teresa Chen, MD

Teresa Chen, MD, to receive Harvard Medical School’s 2017 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award

March 21, 2017

Teresa Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected to receive the prestigious HMS 2017 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award. This award recognizes faculty members who develop quality mentoring relationships in clinical medicine and research settings. This is one of three Excellence in Mentoring Awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS. This year, only 16...

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Congratulations to Our 2017 ARVO Fellows!

February 1, 2017

 

The title of ARVO Fellow is an honor established to recognize current ARVO members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the Association. ARVO Fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and help further ARVO's vision, which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide. In 2017, two HMS Ophthalmology faculty members, one former faculty member, and several...

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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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ARVO 2013

January 1, 2014

May 5-9, 2013 – Seattle, WA

 At this year’s meeting, held in Seattle, Washington from May 5–9, faculty, trainees and research fellows authored 239 abstracts, including 44 papers and 195 research posters representing the investigative work of nearly 230 individuals, including 90+ faculty, 20 clinical fellows, 19 residents, and over 100 research fellows. ARVO Travel Grants were awarded to nine department members, while a significant number of Harvard Ophthalmology faculty and alumni received ARVO awards honors....

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Amy Watts receives Norman Knight Award

Amy Watts receives Norman Knight Award

December 14, 2016

Amy Watts, OD, received the 2016 Norman Knight Leadership Development Award in Ophthalmology. This award provides important financial support for promising young physicians.

Expanded Mass. Eye and Ear’s Optometry and Contact Lens Service

The service has more than tripled in size under her leadership. It includes nine optometrists across the main campus and Longwood, Stoneham, and Waltham outpatient offices. It has expanded to...

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Upneet Bains named Simmons Glaucoma Fellow

December 13, 2016

Upneet Bains, MD, has been named the 2016-2017 Ruthanne and Richard Simmons Glaucoma Fellow in the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. This annual award was established in 2011 in recognition of two glaucoma physicians who were Harvard Ophthalmology graduates: the late Dr. Ruthanne Simmons and her father Dr. Richard Simmons, a generous supporter of Mass. Eye and Ear and the Ophthalmology educational program.  This award honors a legacy of academic excellence by providing funding to a glaucoma fellow at Harvard Ophthalmology. In addition to her clinical...

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Dr. Petr Baranov Discusses Vision Research with Congress

Dr. Petr Baranov Discusses Vision Research with Congress

November 30, 2016

As part of the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) Emerging Vision Scientists Program, Petr Baranov, MD, PhD, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, met with Congress members and their legislators on September 14, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to advocate for vision research.  

The major topic for this year’s event was potential treatments for age-...

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November 2016 Awards and Honors

November 29, 2016

Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, presented the Inaugural Kresge Eye Institute Robert N. Frank Clinical Translational Lecture, "From the Edges to the Depths of the Retina: Changing the Care of Diabetic Eye Disease through Translational Research & Advanced Retinal Imaging," on October 28, 2016 at the 3rd Annual Vision Research Day at Wayne State Medical School in Detroit, MI.  

Ambika Hoguet, MD, received a Mentoring for the Advancement of...

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Joan W. Miller

Joan W. Miller, MD Inducted into the National Academy of Medicine

October 20, 2016

Joan W. Miller, MD, the Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on October 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized expert on retinal disorders, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal degenerations...

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Deborah Langston Becomes First to Receive Three Highest Honors in the Field of Cornea

Deborah Langston Becomes First to Receive Three Highest Honors in the Field of Cornea

October 14, 2016

Deborah Pavan-Langston, MD, FACS—Harvard Ophthalmology alumna and Professor Emeritus—received the Claes Dohlman Society Award at the Cornea Society/Eye Bank Association of America 2016 Fall Educational Symposium. This lifetime achievement award recognizes her excellence in teaching and contributions to the field of cornea and external disease. 

Dr. Langston is the first person to receive all three of the highest honors in cornea: the Castroviejo Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Corneal and Anterior Segment Disease (American Academy of Ophthalmology), the...

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