Awards

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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AAO Awards for Harvard Faculty and Alumni

AAO Awards for Harvard Faculty and Alumni

October 10, 2016

Congratulations to the Harvard Ophthalmology faculty and alumni who are receiving America Academy Ophthalmology awards for their outstanding contributions to ophthalmology through vision research, education, and service.

Laureate Recognition Award

The Laureate Recognition Award, the Academy’s single highest honor, goes to Matthew D. Davis, MD, for his seminal contributions to ophthalmology. These include: establishing gold standards for conducting clinical studies; pioneering many...

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Roberto Pineda Accepted into Prestigious International Intraocular Implant Club

October 7, 2016

Roberto Pineda II, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, has been accepted into the International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC). This prestigious society accepts only 250 members worldwide. Founded in 1966, the IIIC supports research and education in the field of intraocular lens implantation, as well as sponsors and advises national societies as they develop. As the Director of Refractive Surgery on the Cornea Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Pineda specializes in laser vision correction, corneal surgery, and...

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Elizabeth Rossin is Inaugural Recipient of Gragoudas-Folkman Award for Residents

Elizabeth Rossin is Inaugural Recipient of Gragoudas-Folkman Award for Residents

August 12, 2016

Elizabeth Rossin, MD, PhD, a second-year ophthalmology resident at Harvard Medical School, was selected to receive the inaugural Gragoudas-Folkman Award, which provides up to $20,000  each year to support a resident research project. Anthony Adamis, MD, a Mass. Eye and Ear alumnus and Global Head of Ophthalmology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Genentech/Roche, established the award in 2016 using his portion of the proceeds from the 2014 António...

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Dr. Reza Dana to Receive 2016 Endre A. Balazs Prize

Dr. Reza Dana to Receive 2016 Endre A. Balazs Prize

April 28, 2016

Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, will receive the 2016 Endre A. Balazs Prize and present a Plenary Lecture at the XXII Biennial Meeting of International Society for Eye Research (ISER). The event will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on September 25 to 29, 2016. This prize honors a distinguished scientist whose outstanding contributions lead to significant progress in the field of experimental eye research. Past Harvard Ophthalmology recipients include...

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