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.
Eli Peli, MSc, OD, has joined the board for directors of ITN America. This non-profit provides ride services for the elderly and visually impaired. They support sustainable, community-based transportation services for seniors throughout the world by building a senior transportation network through research, policy analysis and education, and by promoting lifelong safety and mobility. Dr. Peli will work with them on technologies to allocate and assign drivers based on GPS and geographic information systems –… Read more about Eli Peli joins Board of Directors for non-profit ride service
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
After seven years, multi-center clinical trial finds systemic therapy better preserves visual acuity and has fewer side effects
Boston, Mass. — Systemic therapy consisting of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants preserved vision of uveitis patients better – and had fewer adverse outcomes – than a long-lasting corticosteroid intraocular implant, according to a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). After seven years, visual acuity on average remained stable among participants on systemic therapy but declined by… Read more about Systemic therapy outperforms intraocular implant for treating uveitis
Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, has been named President of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS). As a coalition of scientific societies, FABBS is eager to advance the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior, and share the contributions of research in these areas with policy makers and the public. He is also serving his second term as a Board Member of the Vision Sciences Society, which is committed to progress in understanding vision, and its relation to cognition, action and the brain. Dr… Read more about Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, named FABBS President
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.