Awards

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

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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Honors and Awards Received January-February 2016

February 15, 2016

Dong Feng Chen, PhD,  received a National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute R01 grant in the amount of $2,462,500 over five years for her project, "The molecular basis underlying optic nerve growth in development and regeneration."

Miguel Gonzalez, MD, PhD, a Cornea KPro Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear, received membership to the Royal Academy of Medicine and...

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Demetrios Vavvas

Demetrios Vavvas to Receive Carl Camras Translational Research Award at ARVO 2016

March 1, 2016

Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Joan W. Miller Scholar in Retinal Research at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, was selected to receive a 2016 ARVO Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award. The award will be presented at the...

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Honors and Awards Received December 2015

February 1, 2016

Lisa Cowan's, MD, PhD, paper, "Introducing a new surgical technology: Controversies in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and impact on resident surgical training," published in the Fall 2015 issue of International Ophthalmology Clinics, was one of the top 10 articles read in 2015 in ophthalmology. These statistics were published by Medscape. Lisa is an HMS Ophthalmology resident.

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Anders M. Näär, PhD, Receives RPB Award

December 16, 2015

Anders M. Näär, PhD, Harvard Medical School Professor of Cell Biology, received Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Stein Innovation Award in the amount of $300,000 over two years. This award is given to researchers outside of the Department of Ophthalmology (but within HMS) with a common goal of understanding the visual system and the diseases that compromise its function. 

 

Seanna Grob, MD

Seanna Grob, MD, Wins Residents Writer's Award

December 16, 2015

Seanna Grob, MD, HMS Department of Ophthalmology Resident, won second place in the 2015 Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer's Award for her case study, "Management of drug-induced cicatricial conjunctivitis and dry eye," which she wrote in collaboration with Reza Dana and resident Hajirah Saeed. She received this award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in Las Vegas in November.

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