Awards

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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Dr. Jennifer Sun, Investigator in the Section of Vascular Biology, Receives Physician-Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Dr. Jennifer Sun, Investigator in the Section of Vascular Biology, Receives Physician-Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

July 15, 2016

BOSTON – (July 15, 2016) – Jennifer K. Sun, MD, MPH, Investigator in the Section on Vascular Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, an Ophthalmologist in Beetham Eye Institute (BEI) at Joslin Diabetes Center, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, has been granted an Physician-Scientist Award by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). Up to $300,000 will be...

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Priya Gupta Awarded RPB Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship

June 23, 2016

Boston, Mass. — The Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School has been granted a $30,000 Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Medical Student Research Fellowship in support of Priya Gupta. This award will allow Gupta to spend one year studying inherited retinal degenerations (IRDs), a devastating cause of blindness throughout the world affecting approximately 1.5 million patients of all ages. She will work under the mentorship of Eric Pierce, MD, PhD...

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Lotfi Merabet

Lotfi B. Merabet, PhD, OD, Receives Low Vision Research Award

June 23, 2016

Boston, Mass. —  Lotfi B. Merabet, PhD, OD, MPH, an optometrist and vision researcher at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, is the 2016 recipient of the Low Vision Research Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) and the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Dr. Merabet will receive $300,000 over three years for...

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Honors and Awards Received in May 2016

June 13, 2016

Patricia D'Amore, PhD, MBA, was the inaugural honoree of the Distinguished Alumna Award at Matignon High School's (Cambridge, MA) second annual Tradition of Excellence Gala. This award recognizes alumni who have made a mark in their field.

Darlene Dartt, PhD, received a grant from the National Eye Institute in the amount of $1,041,079 over five years for her project, Lacrimal gland repair using progenitor cells." This award will be split with...

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BrightFocus Foundation Honors Dr. Meredith Gregory-Ksander for Glaucoma Research

BrightFocus Foundation Honors Dr. Meredith Gregory-Ksander for Glaucoma Research

May 5, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School glaucoma researcher awarded funding by the BrightFocus Foundation. 

Boston, Mass. — The BrightFocus Foundation recently honored Meredith Gregory-Ksander, PhD, of the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, with the Thomas R. Lee Award for Glaucoma Research. Dr. Gregory-Ksander...

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