Faculty

Preclinical Data on Single-Dose, Room Temperature-Stable COVID-19 Vaccine Supported by New Funding

January 29, 2021

The AAVCOVID vaccine program, a novel gene-based vaccine strategy led by Luk Vandenberghe, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center at Mass Eye and Ear, that utilizes an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector, was granted an award of $2.1 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.... Read more about Preclinical Data on Single-Dose, Room Temperature-Stable COVID-19 Vaccine Supported by New Funding

Aparna Raghuram, OD, PhD, Recognized with Career Development Award

January 4, 2021

Aparna Raghuram, OD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and an Optometrist at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the recipient of the 2021 American Academy of Optometry’s Career Development Award. This grant award provides $100,000 over two years to fund Dr. Raghuram's research on the “objective assessment of vergence and accommodation and higher-order visual processing in adolescents with concussion.”

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Patricia D'Amore, PhD, MBA, Honored by the North American Vascular Biology Organization

December 17, 2020

Dr. Patricia D'Amore in her laboratoryPatricia D'Amore, PhD, MBA, the Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology  at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair of Basic and Translational Research at Harvard Ophthalmology, has been awarded the 2020 Earl P. Benditt Award from the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) in recognition of her numerous contributions to the understanding of vascular development and growth.... Read more about Patricia D'Amore, PhD, MBA, Honored by the North American Vascular Biology Organization

Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH, Receives Physician-Scientist Grant Award

December 17, 2020

Dr. Lucia Sobrin in an exam roomLucia Sobrin, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Chief of Clinical Data Science at Mass Eye and Ear, has been recognized by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) with the Physician-Scientist Award. This award provides $300,000 in grant funding to promote the clinical and basic science research of clinicians.... Read more about Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH, Receives Physician-Scientist Grant Award

John Loewenstein, MD, to Retire in December

November 3, 2020

Dr. John LoewensteinJohn Loewenstein, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology at Mass Eye and Ear, will retire in December. A dedicated teacher throughout his career, he helped develop teaching tools to improve surgical competency in ophthalmology. Dr. Loewenstein has been a key member of the department leadership for nearly two decades.... Read more about John Loewenstein, MD, to Retire in December

Alumni and Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2019

Several faculty and alumni have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Congratulations to alumnus and part-time faculty member Anthony Adamis, MD; faculty member Elizabeth Engle, MD; and alumna Julia Haller, MD. 

Established by the National Academy of Sciences, the NAM is a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related...

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