Grants

Grants Received in July and August, 2019

September 9, 2019

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 (...

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Saghar Bagheri to Participate in ARVO Members-in-Training Outstanding Poster Award Competition

March 15, 2019

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. 
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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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Grants received in May 2017

June 1, 2017

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...

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Recent grants - February 2017

March 7, 2017

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,...

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