Carolyn E. Kloek, MD, has been selected for the 2017 Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Educator Award. This award is given to an individual who has consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience to medical students, residents, and fellows.
Patrick Oellers, MD, is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas J. Madden Endowed 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 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 advances in research and… Read more about Patrick Oellers awarded Thomas J. Madden Endowed Fellowship in Retina
Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD, received a 2017 Alcon Research Institute (ARI) Young Investigators Grant at the ARVO Annual Meeting in May. This award is intended to encourage, and promote the early career development of clinicians and scientists in vision research and ophthalmology. Magali aims to evaluate the neuroprotective function of a potent metabolic regulator using pharmaceutical and gene augmentation approaches. She is nationally recognized for her postdoctoral work on the protective role of VEGF in… Read more about Magali Saint-Geniez receives Young Investigator Grant
Dean Eliott, MD,received the Lifetime Mentorship Award from the Vit-Buckle Society at their 5th Annual Meeting in April. The Vit-Buckle Society provides an open forum that mentors developing vitreoretinal surgeons, nurtures innovative surgical technologies and therapeutic approaches for retinal diseases, and fosters best practices. This award recognizes a retina specialist who has gone above and beyond training fellows and making a difference in retina.… Read more about Dean Eliott recieves Lifetime Mentorship Award
Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship of the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear in the amount of $30,000 over one year for his project, “The best field expansion configuration for using multiplexing prism for homonymous hemianopia.” This award is part of the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine.
Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD, was included in The Ophthalmologist’s 2017 Power List. This list is created by the magazine’s leadership, who vote for ophthalmology’s top 50 rising stars. Dr. Yonekawa joined the Harvard Ophthalmology faculty in 2016, and specializes in adult and pediatric retina surgery. The following quote is an excerpt from his nomination:
Five Ophthalmology residents have been selected for 2017-2018 Heed fellowships by the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows. This accounts for nearly 25% of of all awarded Heed fellowships this year. Congratulations to:
Kip Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected for a 2017 Young Mentor Award, which recognizes faculty who are in the early stages of their careers, and are dedicated mentors and educators. This award is one of three Excellence in Mentoring awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement… Read more about Kip Connor, PhD, selected for 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School