Awards

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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Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD, to receive Foundation Fighting Blindness Award

August 15, 2017

Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD, along with collaborator and lead author Rob Collin, PhD, of Radboud University Medical Center, has been selected to receive the 2017 Ed Gollob Board of Directors’ Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). This award is presented annually in recognition of significant research advancements. According to the FFB, their winning paper, “In vitro and in vivo rescue of aberrant splicing in CEP290-...

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Department ranks among best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report

August 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General Department of Ophthalmology was once again ranked among the best in the nation, earning the #4 national ranking (and #1 in New England) it has maintained for the past 28 years by U.S. News & World Report, in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue.

We would like to thank ...

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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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Mass. Eye and Ear, Boston Children’s Hospital researchers receive Research to Prevent Blindness grant awards

July 18, 2017

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...

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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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