Boston, Mass. — Two vision researchers from the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology have received awards from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), the world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. Gang Luo, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, has received the 2017 Innovations in Technology Low Vision
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
Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO, was selected to receive the Charles F. Prentice Medal Award by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). Established in 1958, this award is given annually to a distinguished scientist or clinician scientist in recognition of a career-long record of advancement of knowledge in vision science.
Dr. David Sullivan receives prestigious award honoring innovation and leadership in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease.
Boston, Mass. — David A. Sullivan, PhD, FARVO, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Donald R. Korb Award
Boston - (June 12, 2017) – The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has awarded Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, the 2017 JDRF Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award. The announcement was made during the JDRF One Conference in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Aiello is Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair for Centers of Excellence, and Co-director of the Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence at Harvard
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.
The Medical Eye Staff presentedSamir Melki, MD, PhD, with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Annual Spring Meeting of the Trustees and Medical Staff. The award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching and clinical contributions to Mass. Eye and Ear that strengthen and expand the mission and reputation of the institution.
Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, Claes Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cornea Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, received a 2017 Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The AAO Achievement Award program recognizes individuals who participate in the scientific programs at their annual meetings, and contribute to more than 25 categories of the Academy. L
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