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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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Luk Vandenberghe

Selecta Biosciences obtains exclusive license to proprietary gene therapy vector from Massachusetts Eye and Ear

May 19, 2016

Selecta is licensing Anc80 from Massachusetts Eye and Ear for a rare genetic disease with options on additional pre-specified indications. By combining Anc80 with Selecta’s investigational drug candidate, SVP-Rapamycin (SEL-110), Selecta is seeking to advance a new gene therapy platform designed to avoid several immunogenicity challenges that limit the development of gene therapies today 

Watertown, Mass. — Selecta Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical...

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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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Researchers Find Immunosuppressive Medication An Effective Treatment For Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

Researchers Find Immunosuppressive Medication An Effective Treatment For Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

April 13, 2016

A complication associated with bone marrow transplantation, graft-versus-host-disease occurs when a transplanted immune system attacks certain parts of a host’s body, and may cause severe dry eye and damage to the cornea. A clinical trial at Massachusetts Eye and Ear showed that topical doses of ultra low-dose tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive medication, is equally effective and showed fewer hypertensive side effects in treating...

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Joan W. Miller

Inaugural Joan W. Miller Lecture at 2016 Annual Meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society

April 15, 2016

David M. Brown, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, will present the inaugural Joan W. Miller Lecture, entitled "Pathophysiology of Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) - Revelations of the anti-VEGF Trials," today, Friday, April 15, 2016 at the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) Annual Meeting at the Back Bay Event Center in Boston. The lectureship was endowed with a contribution from...

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Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

April 7, 2016

Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have identified inflammatory factors that contribute to optic nerve damage following keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation in a mouse model. They have also shown that blocking one of the factors, TNFa, leads to a significant decrease in optic nerve cell death, suggesting a new direction for preventing optic nerve damage in patients with keratoprosthesis implants.

BOSTON – Researchers from...

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Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo III Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo III Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

April 7, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School neuro-ophthalmologist and researcher awarded funding by the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. 


Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD, has been awarded grant funding as part of the Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study, a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program of the United States Department of Defense. Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at...

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Researchers identify candidate biomarker of accelerated onset diabetic retinopathy

Researchers identify candidate biomarker of accelerated onset diabetic retinopathy

April 1, 2016

 

Mass. Eye and Ear researchers describe, for the first time, an association between a defective myogenic response of blood vessels in the retina and early, accelerated development of retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes. The findings may lead to the development of targeted therapies to delay or prevent the development of diabetic retinopathy in this population.

(BOSTON) – Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and...

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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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