Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, director of the Harvard Ophthalmology residency training program, received a $30,000 grant from the Mass General Hospital Executive Committee on Community Health to fund a community-based retinal screening program for diabetic retinopathy at the MGH Chelsea Health Center.
Ye Sun, MD, PhD (Boston Children's Hospital) National Eye Institute: $2,210,000 over five years Photoreceptor determination of retinal blood vessel growth in retinopathy
Joseph Ciolino, MD (Mass. Eye and Ear) US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity: $2,098,767 over three years Steroid-eluting therapeutic contact lens to treat and prevent inflammation and scarring following ocular trauma
Meredith Gregory-Ksander, PhD (Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear) National Eye Institute (...
Saghar Bagheri, MD, Clinical Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear under the mentorship of Dr. Demetrios Vavvas, has been invited to participate in the Members-in-Training Outstanding Poster Award Competition at the ARVO Annual Meeting. She received one of the top five scored abstracts in the Retina section for her work entitled, "Anti-VEGF non-responders are often short-term responders." The competition will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 4:15-5:45 p.m., in the Exhibit Hall. Award recipients will be recognized at the Thursday Keynote Session. ... Read more about Saghar Bagheri to Participate in ARVO Members-in-Training Outstanding Poster Award Competition
Qin Liu, MD, PhD, received a Sponsored Research Agreement award from Casebia Therapeutics in the amount of $721,702 over two years from her project, "Gene editing for autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa."
Hajirah Saeed, MD, received a K23 grant from the National Institutes of Health in the estimated amount of $1,...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear’s P30 core grant competitive renewal (PI: Pablo Argüeso, PhD) at $3,940,010 over five years. This critical funding supports four shared core resources at 20 Staniford Street: Animal Resource, Flow Cytometry, Laboratory Computer Applications, and Morphology.
Zhongjie Fu, PhD, received a grant from the Blind Children's Center in Los Angeles in the amount of $25,000 over 1 year, for her project, "FGF21 protects against hyperglycemia-associated ROP through modulating energy metabolism."
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.
Jing Chen, PhD, received a grant from Bright Focus Foundation in the amount of $160,000 over two years for her project, "Targeting Rev-erbα to preserve RPE/photoreceptor in AMD."
Silvio Alessandro Di Gioia, PhD, a research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, received a grant from Knights Templar Eye Foundation in the amount of $65,000 over one year for his project, "Dissecting the genetic basis of Duane retraction syndrome using...
Joseph Ciolino, MD, received a Pilot and Feasibility Grant in the amount of $30,000 from the Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center to investigate the use of dexamethasone-eluting contact lenses in animal models of diabetic retinopathy
Grayson Armstrong, MD, MPH, was selected to receive a Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MSEPS) Advocacy Ambassador Travel Grant to attend the AAO’s 2017 Mid-Year Forum in Washington, DC. MSEPS is dedicated to the public’s direct access to ophthalmic care, and to serve the total visual health care needs of the people of Massachusetts through public and professional education, membership services,...