Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Research to Prevent Blindness awards the IEEI

6/26/2013 Research to Prevent Blindness awards the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary with Unrestricted Grant Unrestricted funds allow researchers to embark on high-risk, high-reward projects  Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $110,000 to the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Ophthalmology, to support research [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:49-05:00June 26th, 2014|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Research to Prevent Blindness awards the IEEI

Engineered molecular device may restore vision lost to retinal diseases

06/19/13 The National Eye Institute funds Dr. David Pepperberg's new investigation Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary vision scientist David Pepperberg, PhD, received a new grant from the National Eye Institute to construct and test a novel light-sensitive molecular device that may help restore vision lost in degenerative eye diseases such as macular degeneration. The [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:07:18-05:00June 19th, 2014|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on Engineered molecular device may restore vision lost to retinal diseases

Congratulations to the Resident Class of 2014

Congratulations to our six graduating residents on successful completion of residency training in ophthalmology.   They all performed incredibly well.  On behalf of the entire faculty, we wish them the best as they enter into the next phase of their careers. Plans after graduation: Janet Lim, MD, MBA Comprehensive Ophthalmology [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:13-05:00June 19th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Congratulations to the Resident Class of 2014

ISPB 2014 Awards

ISPB 2014 Awards are Announced Congratulations to members of our research and clinical team, our residents, and medical students. Our department has received 7 research grants from the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness (ISPB).   The recipients are listed below. Pablo Barrionuevo, PhD Project: Melanopsin Photoresponse Deficit in [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:42:14-05:00June 15th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on ISPB 2014 Awards

ISPB seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers

06/14/13 Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers Critical research grants support the fight against blindness Dr. Varma is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the ISPB awards. "This is a wonderful recognition of their work. I am sure this award motivates them to continue to excel [...]

By |2018-03-21T15:58:30-05:00June 14th, 2014|Ophthalmology News Archive 2013|Comments Off on ISPB seed grants awarded to six IEEI researchers

Post-doc’s work on Toll-like receptors earns him recognition at ARVO

In May 2014 at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), post-doctoral fellow Medi Eslani, MD was selected as a Member-in-Training Outstanding Poster finalist in the Cornea Section for his novel research on “The role of Toll-like Receptor 4 (TLR-4) on corneal epithelial wound healing.”  Each year the [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:54:56-05:00June 13th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Post-doc’s work on Toll-like receptors earns him recognition at ARVO

Ophthalmology faculty selected for College of Medicine Faculty awards

Ophthalmology faculty selected for College of Medicine Faculty of the Year and Rising Star awards Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD and Ahmad Aref, MD recently added two new awards to their outstanding achievements in the advancement of vision science. College of Medicine Dean Dimitri Azar presented the 2014 Departmental Faculty of the Year Award to [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:49:12-05:00June 12th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Ophthalmology faculty selected for College of Medicine Faculty awards

Dr. Vinay Aakalu receives NEI funding to study use of stem cells to treat dry eye

From the UIC Science Blog Sharon Parmet March 2014 Dr. Vinay Aakalu, assistant professor of ophthalmology and director of the Lacrimal Cell Biology Laboratory at UIC, is investigating the use of stem cells to treat dry eye with a five-year, $1,180,000 grant from the National Eye Institute (1K08EY024339-01: Study of Accessory Lacrimal Gland [...]

By |2018-03-21T16:48:26-05:00June 11th, 2014|Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences|Comments Off on Dr. Vinay Aakalu receives NEI funding to study use of stem cells to treat dry eye