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Mass. Eye and Ear vision researchers receive Research to Prevent Blindness grant awards

April 20, 2017

Boston, Mass. — Three researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have recently received research funding support for 2017 from the Harvard Department of Ophthalmology's Unrestricted Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), including Tobias Elze, PhDKevin Houston, OD, MSc, and Jaya Rajaiya, PhD. The Unrestricted… Read more about Mass. Eye and Ear vision researchers receive Research to Prevent Blindness grant awards

Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, named FABBS President

Jeremy Wolfe, PhD, named FABBS President

April 17, 2017

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

Researchers identify mechanism of retina damage following chemical eye burns

Researchers identify mechanism of retina damage following chemical eye burns

April 13, 2017

Findings may lead to the development of therapies to prevent damage to the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

Boston, Mass. — Chemical eye burns caused by alkali agents not only injure the front of the eye — the cornea, where the contact takes place —  but also cause widespread damage to the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (the retina) as well, often leading to optic nerve damage and glaucoma. In a report… Read more about Researchers identify mechanism of retina damage following chemical eye burns

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, receives 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, receives 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship

April 13, 2017

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.

Michael Gilmore, PhD, chairs $20 million antibiotic-resistance challenge

Michael Gilmore, PhD, chairs $20 million antibiotic-resistance challenge

April 13, 2017

In March 2017, Michael Gilmore, PhD, Director of the Harvard Infectious Disease Institute, chaired a blue ribbon panel that reviewed the most promising applications for the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostic Challenge--a $20 million federal prize competition to develop innovative, rapid point-of-care laboratory diagnostic tests to combat the development, and spread, of drug resistant bacteria.

The National Institutes of Health teamed up with the HHS… Read more about Michael Gilmore, PhD, chairs $20 million antibiotic-resistance challenge

Joan W. Miller

Joan Miller, MD, appointed to AUPO Board of Trustees

April 12, 2017

Joan W. Miller, MD, has been appointed to the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Board of Trustees. As Chair of Harvard Ophthalmology since 2003, Dr. Miller is committed driving innovation and quality in academic medicine, and strongly supports mentoring and developing individuals so that they may grow in their leadership positions. According to Dr. Miller, who has attended almost every AUPO meeting since becoming, “AUPO is one of the most important and worthwhile professional… Read more about Joan Miller, MD, appointed to AUPO Board of Trustees

Yoshi Yonekawa, MD

Rising Star in Ophthalmology

April 11, 2017

 

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:

“Yonekawa is a rising star in pediatric vitreoretinal surgery, he has an incredible number of publications, he is surgically extremely… Read more about Rising Star in Ophthalmology