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Santiago Delgado-Tirado receives Alfonso Martin Escudero Foundation Fellowship

October 31, 2017

Santiago Delgado-Tirado, MD, MSc, a research fellow under the mentorship ofJoseph Arboleda-Velasquez, MD, PhD, and Leo Kim, MD, PhD, received the Alfonso Martin Escudero Foundation Fellowship. This fellowship, which is in the amount of $88,500 over two years beginning in January 2018, was given for his project, "Runx1...

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Drs. González and Saeed to receive 2017 Claes Dohlman Fellowship Award

Drs. González and Saeed to receive 2017 Claes Dohlman Fellowship Award

October 9, 2017

Miguel González, MD, PhD, Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear, and Hajirah Saeed, MD, Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, are co-winners of the 2017 Claes Dohlman Fellowship Award.

This award recognizes outstanding fellows and junior faculty members who are training in the area of Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and External Diseases. They will receive these awards on November 11, 2017 at the Claes...

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Dr. Stefater receives vitreoretinal scholarship

October 2, 2017

James “Tony” Stefater, MD, PhD, a vitreoretinal fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear, received the 2017 Vitreoretinal Research Scholarship from the Robert Machemer Foundation in the amount of $20,000 over one year. His winning project, “Development of a novel post-operative intraocular retinal tamponade agent,” focuses on developing a better post-operative retinal tamponade agent that will improve clinical outcomes and eliminate the post-operative...

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Postdoctoral Research Fellows at Boston Children's Hospital receive grants from Knights Templar Eye Foundation

August 7, 2017

Massachusetts Grand Officers of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation came to Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School to present two checks for their $65,000 Pediatric Ophthalmology Career-Starter Research Grant. One went to Alessandro Di Gioia, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Neurology Department and the other to Chi-Hsiu Liu, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Ophthalmology Deptartment.

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Rani Al Karmi selected as 2017 Alcon Research Scholar

July 14, 2017

Rani N. Al Karmi, MD, FRCS(c), M.Ed, a research and clinical fellow in Cornea and External Disease at Mass. Eye and Ear, was selected as the 2017 Alcon Research Scholar. This award provides support to a trainee to allow them to work on a translational research project with a senior clinician scientist at Mass. Eye and Ear. Dr. Al Karmi will work with Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH...

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Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear Postdoctoral Training Program awards 2017 Best Scientific Papers by trainees

June 16, 2017

The Postdoctoral Training Program at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear gave two awards for best scientific paper by a trainee at Fellows’ Recognition Day on June 9, 2017 – one in the category of Wet Lab and one in the category of Dry Lab.

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2017 NEOS poster contest winners

June 8, 2017

Congratulations to the Harvard Ophthalmology trainees who placed in the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) annual poster contest held earlier this month.

Second place: “Evaluation of in silico reconstructed ancestral adeno-associated virus for gene augmentation therapy in a mouse model of LCA,” Sarah Wassmer, PhD,  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear; Mentors: Drs. Luk Vandenberge and Eric Pierce

Third place: “Evaluation of Choroidal Lesions...

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Patrick Oellers awarded Thomas J. Madden Fellowship in Retina

May 24, 2017

Patrick Oellers, MD, is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas J. Madden Fellowship in Retina at Mass. Eye and Ear. Patrick is completing his first year as a Retina Surgery Fellow. The fellowship was created to support a clinical or research fellow while honoring the legacy of Thomas J. Madden who passed away in 2015. Tom played an instrumental role in securing the successful outcome of patent-related litigation resulting in the landmark $126M judgment for Mass. Eye and Ear against QLT, Inc. and Novartis in 2009. The award has enabled major...

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