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.
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
The Lions VisionGift eye bank has been instrumental in supporting Mass. Eye and Ear’s educational initiatives. In the past two years, the nonprofit has donated more than $50,000 in practice tissue for Harvard Ophthalmology residents and Mass. Eye and Ear fellows. This generous gift has helped trainees refine their surgical skills and Read more about A new educational partner: Lions VisionGift
The second Biennial International Symposium on Ocular Regeneration brought together leaders in the fields of ophthalmology, genetics, stem cell biology, neuroregeneration, and neuroremodeling who aim to accelerate cures for blinding diseases. The event, held October 20, 2016 in Boston, MA, drew nearly 200 researchers, clinicians, trainees, and industry representatives from around the world.
At the fourth Biennial International Symposium on AMD, held October 21-22, 2016 in Boston, more than 200 clinicians, researchers, trainees, and industry representatives discussed current AMD topics and the challenges that lay ahead. One of the central themes of this year’s symposium was the need for a more precise stratification of the disease.
Attracting more than 330 alumni, faculty, and trainees, the 2016 HMS Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion offered an array of continuing medical education (CME) events as well as opportunities for networking and reconnecting with classmates. Most attendees were from the New England and Tristate areas, although a few traveled from as far as California, Singapore, and India. All nine HMS Ophthalmology affiliates were represented.
The Office of Global Surgery and Health recently coordinated the second faculty visit to Haiti State University Hospital in Port-au-Prince to work with the residency program there. Roberto Pineda II, MD, and Shizuo Mukai, MD, returned after their initial faculty visit in June 2015. The focus of this visit was on resident education, with a particular focus on combining ophthalmology fundamentals with modern innovation. Dr. Pineda Read more about Faculty Visit to Haiti