Awards

Carolyn Kloek receives Women in Ophthalmology Educator Award

Carolyn Kloek receives Women in Ophthalmology Educator Award

May 26, 2017

Carolyn E. Kloek, MD, has been selected for the 2017 Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Educator Award. This award is given to an individual who has consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience to medical students, residents, and fellows.

At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kloek holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Among her leadership roles, she is Program Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology...

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Patrick Oellers awarded Thomas J. Madden Fellowship in Retina

May 24, 2017

Patrick Oellers, MD, is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas J. Madden Fellowship in Retina at Mass. Eye and Ear. Patrick is completing his first year as a Retina Surgery Fellow. The fellowship was created to support a clinical or research fellow while honoring the legacy of Thomas J. Madden who passed away in 2015. Tom played an instrumental role in securing the successful outcome of patent-related litigation resulting in the landmark $126M judgment for Mass. Eye and Ear against QLT, Inc. and Novartis in 2009. The award has enabled major...

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Magali Saint-Geniez

Magali Saint-Geniez receives Young Investigator Grant

May 18, 2017

Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD, received a 2017 Alcon Research Institute (ARI) Young Investigators Grant at the ARVO Annual Meeting in May. This award is intended to encourage, and promote the early career development of clinicians and scientists in vision research and ophthalmology. Magali aims to evaluate the neuroprotective function of a potent metabolic regulator using pharmaceutical and gene augmentation approaches. She is nationally...

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Dean Eliott recieves Lifetime Mentorship Award

Dean Eliott recieves Lifetime Mentorship Award

May 16, 2017

Dean Eliott, MD, received the Lifetime Mentorship Award from the Vit-Buckle Society at their 5th Annual Meeting in April. The Vit-Buckle Society provides an open forum that mentors developing vitreoretinal surgeons, nurtures innovative surgical technologies and therapeutic approaches for retinal diseases, and fosters best practices. This award recognizes a retina specialist who has gone above and beyond training fellows and making a difference in...

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Mass. Eye and Ear vision researchers receive Research to Prevent Blindness grant awards

April 20, 2017

Boston, Mass. — Three researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have recently received research funding support for 2017 from the Harvard Department of Ophthalmology's Unrestricted Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), including Tobias Elze, PhDKevin Houston, OD, MSc, and ...

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Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, receives 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, receives 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship

April 13, 2017

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship of the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear in the amount of $30,000 over one year for his project, “The best field expansion configuration for using multiplexing prism for homonymous hemianopia.” This award is part of the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine.

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Yoshi Yonekawa, MD

Rising Star in Ophthalmology

April 11, 2017

 

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD, was included in The Ophthalmologist’s 2017 Power List. This list is created by the magazine’s leadership, who vote for ophthalmology’s top 50 rising stars. Dr. Yonekawa joined the Harvard Ophthalmology faculty in 2016, and specializes in adult and pediatric retina surgery. The following quote is an excerpt from his nomination:

“Yonekawa is a rising star in pediatric vitreoretinal surgery, he has an...

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Kip Connor, PhD, selected for 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

Kip Connor, PhD, selected for 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

March 21, 2017

Kip Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected for a 2017 Young Mentor Award, which recognizes faculty who are in the early stages of their careers, and are dedicated mentors and educators. This award is one of three Excellence in Mentoring awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have...

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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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