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.
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
Patrick Oellers, MD, is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas J. Madden 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 J. 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 Fellowship in Retina
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:
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Rossin, MD, PhD, currently a second year resident, has been selected Chief Resident and Director of the Mass. Eye and Ear Eye Trauma Service for the academic year 2018-2019. In this vital role, Dr. Rossin will oversee one of the busiest ocular trauma centers in the country and serve as teacher and mentor to the Department’s cadre of 24 residents. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Rossin also will serve as a key member of the Residency program Read more about Elizabeth Rossin appointed AY 2018-2019 Chief Resident
Upneet Bains, MD, has been named the 2016-2017 Ruthanne and Richard Simmons Glaucoma Fellow in the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. This annual award was established in 2011 in recognition of two glaucoma physicians who were Harvard Ophthalmology graduates: the late Dr. Ruthanne Simmons and her father Dr. Richard Simmons, a generous supporter of Mass. Eye and Ear and the Ophthalmology educational program. This award honors a legacy of academic excellence by providing funding to a glaucoma fellow at Harvard Ophthalmology. In addition to her clinical and Read more about Upneet Bains named Simmons Glaucoma Fellow