Awards

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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Dr. Lloyd Paul Aiello to Receive 2016 Ernst H. Bárány Prize

Dr. Lloyd Paul Aiello to Receive 2016 Ernst H. Bárány Prize

April 28, 2016

Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Chair of Centers of Excellence, will receive the 2016 Ernst H. Bárány Prize from the International Society of Eye Research (ISER). The Council of ISER awards an International Prize in honor of Professor Ernst H. Bárány, for their distinguished work in the field of ocular pharmacology. This award is presented to a distinguished scientist who has made outstanding contributions in research that increases our understanding of ocular pharmacology directly related to or applicable to glaucoma, diabetic...

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arvo 2016

ARVO 2016

April 28, 2016

From May 1st to May 5th, more than 11,000 people attended the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2016 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Eye and vision researchers from more than 75 countries presented their current research, discussed emerging technologies, and strategized ways to overcome the current challenges facing ophthalmology and vision science. Harvard Ophthalmology was well-represented at the meeting, and faculty and trainees contributed 247 posters and presentations this year.

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Joseph Arboleda-Velasquez Receives HMS Young Mentor Award

Joseph Arboleda-Velasquez Receives HMS Young Mentor Award

March 24, 2016

Joseph F. Arboleda-Velasquez, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected for the 2015-2016 HMS Young Mentor Award, which recognizes faculty who are in the early stages of their careers, and are devoting their time to providing mentoring for others. This award is one of three Excellence in Mentoring awards established by the Office for...

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D’Amore Receives HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

D’Amore Receives HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

March 24, 2016

Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, the Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected for the prestigious HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. This award is one of three Excellence in Mentoring awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS. Each year, only 18 out of more than 18,000 HMS faculty...

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Congratulations to Our 2016 ARVO Fellows!

Congratulations to Our 2016 ARVO Fellows!

March 4, 2016

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 2016, one HMS Ophthalmology faculty member and several alumni received this honor.

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