Awards

Resident Wendy Liu Receives Gragoudas-Folkman Award

May 2, 2018

First-year Harvard Ophthalmology resident Wendy Liu, MD, PhD, received the 2018 Gragoudas-Folkman Award, which will provide up to $20,000 to help fund her research on mechanosensitive ion channels in primary open-angle glaucoma. She will complete the project under the guidance of her mentor Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD.

Dr. Liu earned her MD with honors from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, and a PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard University. While at Harvard, she received the Presidential Scholarship and Martha Gray Prize for Excellence in Research....

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Billy Xiaoyi Pan, MD, named Richard J. Simmons and Ruthanne B. Simmons Glaucoma Fellow

February 23, 2018

Billy Xiaoyi Pan, MD, has been named the 2017-2018 Richard J. Simmons and Ruthanne B. Simmons Glaucoma Fellow in the Harvard Department of Ophthalmology. This annual award was established in 2011 in recognition of two glaucoma physicians who were Harvard Ophthalmology graduates: the late Dr. Ruthanne Simmons and her father Dr. Richard Simmons, a generous supporter of Mass. Eye and Ear and the ...

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Eli Peli, MSc, OD, to receive 2018 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award

February 21, 2018

Eli Peli, MSc, OD, is the recipient of the 2018 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award from Harvard Medical School. He will receive the award during a ceremony at Harvard Medical School on April 30, 2018.

The Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award was established to recognize faculty from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HMS/HSDM) who have made significant achievements in moving the Schools toward being a...

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Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, receives ARVO Dr. David L. Epstein Award

January 30, 2018

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award, an honor given by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Dr. Wiggs will receive the...

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Trainees receive research awards and fellowship from VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation

December 29, 2017

The VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation recognized four trainees with research awards and fellowships, enabling them to pursue research investigations at Mass. Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear. The VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) strives to promote education and research related to retinal and macular diseases. They support research by funding awards for young investigators with a potential for a career devoted to retinal disease and research.  The VRSF has established a competitive Research Award/Fellowship to encourage young physicians to...

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