Awards

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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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Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund awards grants to Harvard affiliates and Boston-area institutions

November 3, 2017

The Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund awarded 2017-18 grants to several Harvard Ophthalmology affiliates and Boston-area research institutions. Each institution received $160,000, which supported the following projects:

Mass. Eye and Ear:

Kip Connor, PhD:  “Targeting the immune system in retinal degeneration”

Baojian...

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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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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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Dr. Frederick Jakobiec receives Merrill Reeh prize from American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

September 21, 2017

Frederick Jakobiec, MD, DSc, has received the Merrill Reeh prize from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). This award is given to an individual who has written the most important eye pathology paper on the subject of oculoplastics during the preceding academic year, as judged by the ASOPRS membership. His winning paper was entitled "...

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