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Mass. Eye and Ear, Boston Children’s Hospital researchers receive Research to Prevent Blindness grant awards

July 18, 2017

Boston, Mass. — Two vision researchers from the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology have received awards from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. Gang Luo, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, has received the 2017 Innovations in Technology Low Vision

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Rani Al Karmi selected as 2017 Alcon Research Scholar

July 14, 2017

Rani N. Al Karmi, MD, FRCS(c), M.Ed, a research and clinical fellow in Cornea and External Disease at Mass. Eye and Ear, was selected as the 2017 Alcon Research Scholar. This award provides support to a trainee to allow them to work on a translational research project with a senior clinician scientist at Mass. Eye and Ear. Dr. Al Karmi will work with Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH

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Congressional briefing on dry eye disease to be held on July 12

Congressional briefing on dry eye disease to be held on July 12

July 5, 2017

The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) will co-host a Congressional briefing about dry eye disease on July 12. Janine Clayton, MD (National Institutes of Health), Susan Vitale, PhD, MHS (National Eye Institute), Anat Galor, MD (Bascom Palmer), Victor Perez, MD (Duke University as of August 2017), Carolyn Begley, OD, MS (Indiana University) and Laura Periman, MD (Redmond Eye Clinic, Seattle), will be joining

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Grants received in June 2017

July 1, 2017

Ula V. Jurkunas, MD, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $3,431,841 over 4 years for her project, “Safety and Feasibility of Cultivated Autologous Limbal Epithelial Cell (CALEC) Transplantation in the Treatment of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency.” This grant includes work performed at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and Jaeb Center for Health Research in Tampa, Florida.

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Gena Heidary, Joan Miller, Ula Jurkunas group photo

Highlights from the 2017 Harvard Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion

June 28, 2017

Building diverse teams and collaborating across disciplines were overarching themes at the 2017 Harvard Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion, held June 23-24. More than 350 alumni, faculty, and trainees gathered in Boston for continuing medical education, alumni presentations, achievement awards, and intergenerational networking.

Annual Meeting

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