Karen Wai, MD, and Sila Bal, MD, MPH, both PGY-4 ophthalmology residents, placed first and second, respectively, in the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) annual Hecht poster contest for residents and fellows. Dr. Wai was awarded first prize for her poster, "Contrast sensitivity function in patients with macular disease and good visual acuity," and the second prize went to Dr. Bal for her poster, "Differences in cataract surgery outcomes by race and gender.”
Harvard Ophthalmology held its clinical trainee graduation on Thursday, June 17. The outdoor ceremony, held at the Boston Museum of Science, celebrated eight Harvard Ophthalmology residents, the AY2020–2021 Chief Resident, and two optometry residents, as well as 23 clinical fellows from Mass...
Yohei Tomita, MD, PhD, a research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a recipient of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society’s Young Investigator Award. This award will support Dr. Tomita's research project “Petinal pathological neovascularization by Increasing FGF21 level in an aurine oxygen-induced retinopathy model,” which is part of his work with Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
Brian Ballios, MD, PhD, an inherited retinal degenerations fellow at Mass Eye and Ear, and Tatiana Perepelkina, MD, a pediatric medical retina fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, are both recipients of the 2020 VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Research award, which will provide funding for their research.... Read more about Fellows Recognized with Research Awards
Second year resident Ines Lains, MD, PhD, has been selected to participate in the 2021 Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)/Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Resident and Fellow Research Forum at the upcoming annual meeting. This forum was established to encourage the most promising trainees to pursue careers in academic ophthalmology and vision research.... Read more about Ines Lains, MD, PhD, Selected for Resident and Fellow Research Forum
Maryam Tahvildari, MD, has been selected as the Abelson Family Fellow in Cornea at Mass Eye and Ear for the academic year 2020-2021. This fellowship was established by Dr. Mark Abelson and his family in 2011 to support the pioneering of new clinical research and translational research initiatives, while encouraging early stage clinicians and scientists to pursue academic careers in medicine and to search for new ways to prevent, treat, and cure disease.... Read more about Maryam Tahvildari, MD, Receives Abelson Family Fellowship
Daisy Shu, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear, is the recipient of a 2019 Fight for Sight Post-Doctoral Award. This grant award provides $22,500 in funding to individuals with a doctorate who are interested in academic careers in basic or clinical research in ophthalmology, vision or related sciences.... Read more about Daisy Shu, PhD, Receives Fight for Sight Award