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Magali Saint-Geniez and Russell Woods champion vision research funding as participants in ARVO/NAEVR Advocacy Day

February 15, 2018

As part of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) Advocacy Day, Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD, and Russell Woods, PhD, two vision researchers from Schepens Eye Research Institute at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Ophthalmology...

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Recently received grants - January 2018

February 1, 2018

The Alcon Foundation Board renewed a grant in support of the Alcon Research Scholar program in the amount of $230,850 over three years. The renewal is for July 1, 2019 -June 30, 2022. The objective of the Alcon Research Scholar position which is to provide protected time for young clinician-scientists to train under the guidance of distinguished and experienced vision researchers on clinical and translational research areas in ophthalmic sciences while the candidate is completing their clinical training in their chosen subspecialty areas.

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Suzanne K. Freitag, MD, is Orbit Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018

Suzanne K. Freitag, MD, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Orbit, the International Journal on Orbital Disorders, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery, as of January 1, 2018.

Dr. Freitag joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 2011, and serves as the Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear.   She is a founder and Co-Director of the Mass Eye and Ear Center for Thyroid Eye...

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Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, receives ARVO Dr. David L. Epstein Award

January 30, 2018

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award, an honor given by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Dr. Wiggs will receive the...

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New study shows strong interaction between genetics and nutritional supplement treatment on progression to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

January 18, 2018

In a study published on January 8, 2018 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Incumbent of the Monte J. Wallace Ophthalmology Chair in Retina at Mass. Eye and Ear, as well as investigators from University of Toronto and Stanford University, addressed a controversial topic in the field of...

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Trainees receive research awards and fellowship from VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation

December 29, 2017

The VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation recognized four trainees with research awards and fellowships, enabling them to pursue research investigations at Mass. Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear. The VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) strives to promote education and research related to retinal and macular diseases. They support research by funding awards for young investigators with a potential for a career devoted to retinal disease and research.  The VRSF has established a competitive Research Award/Fellowship to encourage young physicians to...

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Michael Gilmore, PhD, gives national and international lectures in December

December 21, 2017

Michael Gilmore, PhD, Sir William Osler Professor of Ophthalmology, gave two lectures in December. On December 5, he presented the Annual Neal Groman Lecture at the University of Washington, where he spoke on the origins of leading multidrug resistant hospital pathogens, the enterococci. The lecture memorialized the work and career of Professor Groman, who was among the first to study the ability of viruses to...

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