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Spotlight on R esident R esear ch Resident Resear esearc Third year resident, Eric Nudleman, is working in Rajendra Apte’s laboratory on the role of the wnt signaling pathway in regulating retinal and choroidal neovascularization. This work was presented at the 2011 ARVO Meeting. He continues to make excellent progress on his experiments. Some of his work was recently supported by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation with a research award. Also, funding for this exciting research was also obtained from the Macula Society. Dr. Nudleman has also published a number of papers in prestigious journals including Science. Third year resident, Ian Pitha, has taken his previous background in retinoid chemistry and is now studying natural compound derivatives which have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. He has undertaken a series of experiments in Rajendra Apte’s laboratory to determine if the retinoids can protect photoreceptors from oxidative and inflammatory damage. Dr. Pitha has already published 14 papers in prestigious journals including PNAS, JBC and IOVS. He has been selected for the Heeds Foundation Residents Retreat. Out of 43 abstracts submitted from 29 different departments of ophthalmology, two of the papers presented and discussed at the AUPO/RPB Resident and Fellow Research Forum were from Washington University ophthalmology graduate/current vitreoretinal fellow, Rithwick Rajagopal, and incoming 2012 ophthalmology resident, Manik Goel. Dr. Rajagopal discussed the rule of loss of expression of a master regulator of melanocyte differentiation on uveal melanoma progression. Dr. Goel presented important work about how the level of expression of the protein chohlin in the trabecular meshwork influences the level of intraocular pressure. It could thus serve as a possible therapeutic target for novel glaucoma thereapy.

Congratulations to the awardees.

Ne wF aculty 2011 New Faculty

Stella N.Y.A. Arthur, MD

Specilaty Areas Areas of Clinical Interest

Education Fellowship

Glaucoma Developing new imaging techniques for evaluation of optic nerve in glaucoma and assessment of new surgical techniques for glaucoma.

Glaucoma 2010-11 Indiana University Residency Univ.of Minnesota Research fellow New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Research fellow Univ.of Alabama at Birmingham MPH Univ.of Alabama at Birmingham Internship Medical Univ.of South Carolina, surgery Ocular pathology Storm Eye Institute fellow Medical Univ.of South Carolina Ophthalmology Queen Elizabeth Hospital Resident Kings Lynn, U.K. Visiting doctor Prince Charles Eye unit King Edward VII hospital, Windsor, U.K. Ophthalmology trainee Mercy ship “Anastasis” Intern/SHO Accra, Ghana Medical Degree Moscow State Medical Institution

David E. Vollman, MD, MBA

Specilaty Areas Areas of Clinical Interest

Education Residency Internship Medical Degree MBA BS:

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Resident education and training, Cost-effectiveness of treatment and prevention of ocular disease, Healthcare Economics Washington University/B-JH/ SLCH Consortium Riverside Methodist Hospital, Ohio Health, Transitional The Ohio State Medical Univ. The Ohio State University, Operations and Finance The Ohio State University, Chemistry

Summer 2011

Upcoming Events Academy Alumni Reception

News Volume: 2

Number: 1

Chair man Sear ch Announcement Chairman Searc Dear Friends:

Sunday, October 23, 2011 6 - 8 pm

In accordance with the bylaws of Washington University, 2012 will be my last year as Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. I have served as Department Head since 1999 and it has The Peabody Orlando been a challenging and exciting time. Consider the profound changes 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL in academic Ophthalmology over the last decade related to changes in Peacock Spring Room the NIH budget, HIPAA regulations, genetics, electronic health records, resident duty hours, healthcare reform and surgical training Ophthalmology Update 2011 via simulation. September 16 and 17 Now it is time for new leadership to bring the Department to greater Antonio Capone, Jr., MD heights. The Department will benefit from a younger, energetic leader Oakland University who is more conversant with modern science. Dean Shapiro has Mark J. Mannis, MD formed a Search Committee to look for my successor. I encourage UC Davis Health System Eye Center you to submit names of potential candidates to the Search Committee Arthur J. Sit, MD Co-Chairman, Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic Washington University School of Medicine. About our Distinguished Alumnus . . . SchillizziJ@wudosis.wustl.edu It has been a privilege to have served as Department Head. I was Dr. Mark J. Mannis is Professor and Chair of fortunate enough to be a resident and fellow in this program under the the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, UC Davis Eye Center at the University tutelage of Dr. Bernard Becker and I have tried to emulate of California, Davis. He also serves as Medical Dr. Becker’s emphasis on excellence in all spheres. I have had the Director Sierra Regional Eye and Tissue Donor opportunity to recruit more than half of our faculty and watch their careers flourish. Now all of us in the Department look forward to the Services in Sacramento, California. He comopportunities that new leadership will bring. We are working together pleted his ophthalmology residency training at to achieve an orderly transition of leadership that ensures continued Washington University in St. Louis and a excellence in patient care, teaching and research. fellowship in Cornea and External disease at the University of Iowa. His primary research includes studies in the development of new protein based anti-infective agents, corneal transplantation, visual rehabilitation of patients Michael A. Kass, M.D. with corneal disease, management of diseases Bernard Becker Professor and Chairman of the ocular surface, and oculodermal disease. Clinically, he specializes in cornea and diseases of the external eye. Dr. Mannis participated in the publication of five recent ophthalmology books. Dr. Mannis is well published in peer-reviewed journals with over 150 published papers and is a reviewer for the Archives of Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Cornea, and Cornea and Contact Lenses. He Dr. and Mrs.Ivan Godlberg ’79 and has been awarded honors from national and Dr. and Mrs Mitchel Wolf ’74 international ophthalmic societies and academic institutions, including the Lew Wasserman Award in research from RBP. He We are saving you has completed a term as one of the Directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology. a place! Dr. Mannis conducts a busy referral practice in diseases of the cornea and external eye based at the University of California, Davis.

Drs. Bob Druger ’98 and Jerry Roper, ’98

Missed you in Chicago please join us in Orlando!


2011 Annual Awards Ceremony Honorees: 5 years of service: 20 years of service: 25 years of service: 30 years of service: 35 years of service: Scott Sagett William Becker Bruce Cohen John Perlmutter Stephen Kamenetzky Gregg Berdy Mark Spurrier Stephen Wexler Academic Teacher of the Year: P. Kumar Rao, MD

Drs. James and Linda Duan-Song Award*: Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD

Clinical Teacher of the Year: Paul M. Tesser, MD

The Pepose Young Investigator ARVO Research Award: Aaron Y. Lee, MD

Research Teacher of the Year: Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD Mat Guirgis Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Award: Collin M. McClelland, MD Best Fellow Teacher “Golden Apple”: David, E. Vollman, MD, MBA Ron Burde Award “Good Egg”: Collin M. McClelland, MD

The Rosenbaum Research Award: Eric D. Nudleman, MD, PhD The Max & Evelyn Grand Prize: Smith Ann Meile Chisholm - WUMS 2011, 2012 WU Ophthalmology Resident The Doctor William Ellis Research Prize in Ophthalmology: Ian F. Pitha, MD, PhD

*Why this award? These comments are excerpted from Dr. Jim Song’s speech at the 2011 Awards Ceremony

Say Congratulations to Recent Graduates… Graduating Residents 2011 Amy Fang Glaucoma Fellowship Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC Fatema F. Ghasia Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC Collin M. McClelland Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship Univ. of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Center Philadelphia, PA Rithwick Rajagopal, MD. PhD Vitreoretinal Fellowship (2 year) Washington Univ./Barnes Retina Institute, St. Louis, MO Priya Shetty, MD Chief Resident, Director of University Eye Service Followed by a Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Fellowship Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Graduating Fellows 2011 Hopefully everyone still remembers me. I am kind of dinosaur comparing to young kids here, although with less hair now. I was a 1999 resident and have established private practices in cataract/refractive surgery and general ophthalmology in San Francisco bay area, California since 2000. It is a great honor to present this award for excellence in surgical and clinical skills. I know we have the best residents here. My wife said to me that you will give the attendings a tough job to select the best from the best. This is certainly true as I discussed the award with Dr. Susan Culican. Every resident deserves this award in certain aspects. Why this award? I am very obsessive and compulsive on surgical skills. We all have this trait to some degree. I still have my first large incision extracap ECCE VCR tape. This was my first cataract case and was done with my chief resident Joern Soltau. Even today, I like to record and review my own surgical skills to make it perfect or to create better surgical methods. However, I still remember Tony Lubniewski’s advice: perfection is your enemy. Tony knows that. I watched all VJO surgical videos collected at our resident lounge. Today, I certainly recommend young residents watch and learn new surgical skills on Eyetube. I was an older and atypical resident in my class. My wife brought me a $3000 microscope and put it in our Chesterfield house basement when I was a first year resident. It is the same scope that you are using in the 13th floor practice lab. She said you are older and have short surgical life, practice and get to top faster. I took cadaver eyes from the morgue. My son held the eye ball for me and I practiced incision and suture skills. Next day I brought it back to the 13th floor. My wife and I also practiced phaco in Dr. Ravi’s lab. I was involved in accommodative lens research to create 2 mm capsulohrexis on pig eyes. When I encounter soft nuclei, I remember the pig eye nuclei to avoid complications. No matter if you will be in private practice like me, stay in academics or in a large group practice, your patients are looking for the best visual results. We are fortunate to be selected as residents here. We have great attendings, facility, researchers, nurse, staff, and patients. You should appreciate the opportunity here to practice hard and to strive to be the best surgically and clinically. Remember three “A’s” to achieve success in your future professional practice: Ability, Availability, Adaptability to new challenge. We sincerely feel our success today is owed to the training at this department. This award is just a small gift to say thank you. We hope to keep the Wash University spirit - the strive for excellence going forever.

Jorge J. Rivera, MD Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Fellowship Dep. of Ophthalmology, Brown Univ. School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI Loren S. Seery, MD Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Fellowship Guam SDA Eye Clinic

Congratulations to the graduating residents & program director: Amy, Fatema, Susan (PD), Rithwick, Priya and Collin.

Residency Program Director Message New constraints on education support: With recent changes in pharma guidelines and institutional policies on conflict of interest, it should be of little surprise to anyone the generous support we have previously enjoyed for subsidizing educational programs is waning. What you may not realize is a much greater threat to resident education is looming as Washington tries to rein in the debt and to restructure Medicare to save money. Medicare funding is the primary source for graduate medical education (GME) resident salaries. Effective this year we have seen a reduction in funding from Medicare for resident time spent on educational activities that do not involve direct patient care (lecture hours, research, meetings, etc.). This equals approximately 10% of resident hours in our program. There is further discussion to eliminate GME funding by Medicare altogether, which would push the burden of these costs onto hospitals and medical schools. I am sure you can imagine the consequences! I encourage you to read the ACGME Board of Directors statement regarding these proposed changes: http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/home/ ACGME_Statement_on_Medicare_GME_Reimbursement.pdf and ask you to consider these issues as a critical part of the larger debate on Medicare reform.

Susan Culican

Omar F. Abbasi, MD Glaucoma Fellowship Everett & Hurite Ophthalmic Assn., Pittsburgh, PN John M. Franklin, MD Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Ophthalmology Associates, Louisville, KY Jonathan Jonisch, MD Vitreoretinal Fellowship Retina Associates of New Jersey, Teaneck, NJ Kamalesh J. Ramaiya, MD Vitreoretinal Fellowship Eye Associates of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Drs. Milam Brantley, Jr., ’02, Lydia Lane ’03, Nancy Holekamp ’93, Susan Culican ’02 and Marc Leibole ’03. Former residents gather to enjoy the 2010 Academy Reception. Drs. Heather Harvey Hartzell ‘00 and George Harocopos ’04.


2011 Annual Awards Ceremony Honorees: 5 years of service: 20 years of service: 25 years of service: 30 years of service: 35 years of service: Scott Sagett William Becker Bruce Cohen John Perlmutter Stephen Kamenetzky Gregg Berdy Mark Spurrier Stephen Wexler Academic Teacher of the Year: P. Kumar Rao, MD

Drs. James and Linda Duan-Song Award*: Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD

Clinical Teacher of the Year: Paul M. Tesser, MD

The Pepose Young Investigator ARVO Research Award: Aaron Y. Lee, MD

Research Teacher of the Year: Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD Mat Guirgis Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Award: Collin M. McClelland, MD Best Fellow Teacher “Golden Apple”: David, E. Vollman, MD, MBA Ron Burde Award “Good Egg”: Collin M. McClelland, MD

The Rosenbaum Research Award: Eric D. Nudleman, MD, PhD The Max & Evelyn Grand Prize: Smith Ann Meile Chisholm - WUMS 2011, 2012 WU Ophthalmology Resident The Doctor William Ellis Research Prize in Ophthalmology: Ian F. Pitha, MD, PhD

*Why this award? These comments are excerpted from Dr. Jim Song’s speech at the 2011 Awards Ceremony

Say Congratulations to Recent Graduates… Graduating Residents 2011 Amy Fang Glaucoma Fellowship Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC Fatema F. Ghasia Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC Collin M. McClelland Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship Univ. of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Center Philadelphia, PA Rithwick Rajagopal, MD. PhD Vitreoretinal Fellowship (2 year) Washington Univ./Barnes Retina Institute, St. Louis, MO Priya Shetty, MD Chief Resident, Director of University Eye Service Followed by a Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Fellowship Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Graduating Fellows 2011 Hopefully everyone still remembers me. I am kind of dinosaur comparing to young kids here, although with less hair now. I was a 1999 resident and have established private practices in cataract/refractive surgery and general ophthalmology in San Francisco bay area, California since 2000. It is a great honor to present this award for excellence in surgical and clinical skills. I know we have the best residents here. My wife said to me that you will give the attendings a tough job to select the best from the best. This is certainly true as I discussed the award with Dr. Susan Culican. Every resident deserves this award in certain aspects. Why this award? I am very obsessive and compulsive on surgical skills. We all have this trait to some degree. I still have my first large incision extracap ECCE VCR tape. This was my first cataract case and was done with my chief resident Joern Soltau. Even today, I like to record and review my own surgical skills to make it perfect or to create better surgical methods. However, I still remember Tony Lubniewski’s advice: perfection is your enemy. Tony knows that. I watched all VJO surgical videos collected at our resident lounge. Today, I certainly recommend young residents watch and learn new surgical skills on Eyetube. I was an older and atypical resident in my class. My wife brought me a $3000 microscope and put it in our Chesterfield house basement when I was a first year resident. It is the same scope that you are using in the 13th floor practice lab. She said you are older and have short surgical life, practice and get to top faster. I took cadaver eyes from the morgue. My son held the eye ball for me and I practiced incision and suture skills. Next day I brought it back to the 13th floor. My wife and I also practiced phaco in Dr. Ravi’s lab. I was involved in accommodative lens research to create 2 mm capsulohrexis on pig eyes. When I encounter soft nuclei, I remember the pig eye nuclei to avoid complications. No matter if you will be in private practice like me, stay in academics or in a large group practice, your patients are looking for the best visual results. We are fortunate to be selected as residents here. We have great attendings, facility, researchers, nurse, staff, and patients. You should appreciate the opportunity here to practice hard and to strive to be the best surgically and clinically. Remember three “A’s” to achieve success in your future professional practice: Ability, Availability, Adaptability to new challenge. We sincerely feel our success today is owed to the training at this department. This award is just a small gift to say thank you. We hope to keep the Wash University spirit - the strive for excellence going forever.

Jorge J. Rivera, MD Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Fellowship Dep. of Ophthalmology, Brown Univ. School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI Loren S. Seery, MD Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Fellowship Guam SDA Eye Clinic

Congratulations to the graduating residents & program director: Amy, Fatema, Susan (PD), Rithwick, Priya and Collin.

Residency Program Director Message New constraints on education support: With recent changes in pharma guidelines and institutional policies on conflict of interest, it should be of little surprise to anyone the generous support we have previously enjoyed for subsidizing educational programs is waning. What you may not realize is a much greater threat to resident education is looming as Washington tries to rein in the debt and to restructure Medicare to save money. Medicare funding is the primary source for graduate medical education (GME) resident salaries. Effective this year we have seen a reduction in funding from Medicare for resident time spent on educational activities that do not involve direct patient care (lecture hours, research, meetings, etc.). This equals approximately 10% of resident hours in our program. There is further discussion to eliminate GME funding by Medicare altogether, which would push the burden of these costs onto hospitals and medical schools. I am sure you can imagine the consequences! I encourage you to read the ACGME Board of Directors statement regarding these proposed changes: http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/home/ ACGME_Statement_on_Medicare_GME_Reimbursement.pdf and ask you to consider these issues as a critical part of the larger debate on Medicare reform.

Susan Culican

Omar F. Abbasi, MD Glaucoma Fellowship Everett & Hurite Ophthalmic Assn., Pittsburgh, PN John M. Franklin, MD Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Ophthalmology Associates, Louisville, KY Jonathan Jonisch, MD Vitreoretinal Fellowship Retina Associates of New Jersey, Teaneck, NJ Kamalesh J. Ramaiya, MD Vitreoretinal Fellowship Eye Associates of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Drs. Milam Brantley, Jr., ’02, Lydia Lane ’03, Nancy Holekamp ’93, Susan Culican ’02 and Marc Leibole ’03. Former residents gather to enjoy the 2010 Academy Reception. Drs. Heather Harvey Hartzell ‘00 and George Harocopos ’04.


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Spotlight on R esident R esear ch Resident Resear esearc Third year resident, Eric Nudleman, is working in Rajendra Apte’s laboratory on the role of the wnt signaling pathway in regulating retinal and choroidal neovascularization. This work was presented at the 2011 ARVO Meeting. He continues to make excellent progress on his experiments. Some of his work was recently supported by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation with a research award. Also, funding for this exciting research was also obtained from the Macula Society. Dr. Nudleman has also published a number of papers in prestigious journals including Science. Third year resident, Ian Pitha, has taken his previous background in retinoid chemistry and is now studying natural compound derivatives which have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. He has undertaken a series of experiments in Rajendra Apte’s laboratory to determine if the retinoids can protect photoreceptors from oxidative and inflammatory damage. Dr. Pitha has already published 14 papers in prestigious journals including PNAS, JBC and IOVS. He has been selected for the Heeds Foundation Residents Retreat. Out of 43 abstracts submitted from 29 different departments of ophthalmology, two of the papers presented and discussed at the AUPO/RPB Resident and Fellow Research Forum were from Washington University ophthalmology graduate/current vitreoretinal fellow, Rithwick Rajagopal, and incoming 2012 ophthalmology resident, Manik Goel. Dr. Rajagopal discussed the rule of loss of expression of a master regulator of melanocyte differentiation on uveal melanoma progression. Dr. Goel presented important work about how the level of expression of the protein chohlin in the trabecular meshwork influences the level of intraocular pressure. It could thus serve as a possible therapeutic target for novel glaucoma thereapy.

Congratulations to the awardees.

Ne wF aculty 2011 New Faculty

Stella N.Y.A. Arthur, MD

Specilaty Areas Areas of Clinical Interest

Education Fellowship

Glaucoma Developing new imaging techniques for evaluation of optic nerve in glaucoma and assessment of new surgical techniques for glaucoma.

Glaucoma 2010-11 Indiana University Residency Univ.of Minnesota Research fellow New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Research fellow Univ.of Alabama at Birmingham MPH Univ.of Alabama at Birmingham Internship Medical Univ.of South Carolina, surgery Ocular pathology Storm Eye Institute fellow Medical Univ.of South Carolina Ophthalmology Queen Elizabeth Hospital Resident Kings Lynn, U.K. Visiting doctor Prince Charles Eye unit King Edward VII hospital, Windsor, U.K. Ophthalmology trainee Mercy ship “Anastasis” Intern/SHO Accra, Ghana Medical Degree Moscow State Medical Institution

David E. Vollman, MD, MBA

Specilaty Areas Areas of Clinical Interest

Education Residency Internship Medical Degree MBA BS:

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Resident education and training, Cost-effectiveness of treatment and prevention of ocular disease, Healthcare Economics Washington University/B-JH/ SLCH Consortium Riverside Methodist Hospital, Ohio Health, Transitional The Ohio State Medical Univ. The Ohio State University, Operations and Finance The Ohio State University, Chemistry

Summer 2011

Upcoming Events Academy Alumni Reception

News Volume: 2

Number: 1

Chair man Sear ch Announcement Chairman Searc Dear Friends:

Sunday, October 23, 2011 6 - 8 pm

In accordance with the bylaws of Washington University, 2012 will be my last year as Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. I have served as Department Head since 1999 and it has The Peabody Orlando been a challenging and exciting time. Consider the profound changes 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL in academic Ophthalmology over the last decade related to changes in Peacock Spring Room the NIH budget, HIPAA regulations, genetics, electronic health records, resident duty hours, healthcare reform and surgical training Ophthalmology Update 2011 via simulation. September 16 and 17 Now it is time for new leadership to bring the Department to greater Antonio Capone, Jr., MD heights. The Department will benefit from a younger, energetic leader Oakland University who is more conversant with modern science. Dean Shapiro has Mark J. Mannis, MD formed a Search Committee to look for my successor. I encourage UC Davis Health System Eye Center you to submit names of potential candidates to the Search Committee Arthur J. Sit, MD Co-Chairman, Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic Washington University School of Medicine. About our Distinguished Alumnus . . . SchillizziJ@wudosis.wustl.edu It has been a privilege to have served as Department Head. I was Dr. Mark J. Mannis is Professor and Chair of fortunate enough to be a resident and fellow in this program under the the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, UC Davis Eye Center at the University tutelage of Dr. Bernard Becker and I have tried to emulate of California, Davis. He also serves as Medical Dr. Becker’s emphasis on excellence in all spheres. I have had the Director Sierra Regional Eye and Tissue Donor opportunity to recruit more than half of our faculty and watch their careers flourish. Now all of us in the Department look forward to the Services in Sacramento, California. He comopportunities that new leadership will bring. We are working together pleted his ophthalmology residency training at to achieve an orderly transition of leadership that ensures continued Washington University in St. Louis and a excellence in patient care, teaching and research. fellowship in Cornea and External disease at the University of Iowa. His primary research includes studies in the development of new protein based anti-infective agents, corneal transplantation, visual rehabilitation of patients Michael A. Kass, M.D. with corneal disease, management of diseases Bernard Becker Professor and Chairman of the ocular surface, and oculodermal disease. Clinically, he specializes in cornea and diseases of the external eye. Dr. Mannis participated in the publication of five recent ophthalmology books. Dr. Mannis is well published in peer-reviewed journals with over 150 published papers and is a reviewer for the Archives of Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Cornea, and Cornea and Contact Lenses. He Dr. and Mrs.Ivan Godlberg ’79 and has been awarded honors from national and Dr. and Mrs Mitchel Wolf ’74 international ophthalmic societies and academic institutions, including the Lew Wasserman Award in research from RBP. He We are saving you has completed a term as one of the Directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology. a place! Dr. Mannis conducts a busy referral practice in diseases of the cornea and external eye based at the University of California, Davis.

Drs. Bob Druger ’98 and Jerry Roper, ’98

Missed you in Chicago please join us in Orlando!


The Resident Class of 2014

Ling Bei, MD University of Pittsburgh

Introducing . . . The Chief and Fellows - Classes of 2012 and 2013

Priya Shetty, MD Chief Resident Washington University

Justin Aaker, MD Cornea Fellow University of Rochester

Jeanine Baqai, MD Cornea Fellow Rush University

Moya Brooks, MD Glaucoma Fellow Private Practice

Steven Couch, MD 2nd Yr Oculoplastics Fellow Mayo Clinic

Steven Ballard, MD Pediatric Fellow Military Service

Aaron Grant, MD Pediatric Fellow St. Louis University

Mathew Aschbrenner, MD 2nd Yr Retina Fellow University of North Carolina

Bryan Kim, MD 2nd Yr Retina Fellow University of Illinois - Chicago

Bemjamin Currie, MD Northwestern

Kimberly Hsu, MD Washington University

Sarah Jacobs, MD Mayo

Tahira Mathen, MD University of Miami

Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD 1st Yr Retina Fellow Washington University

Rajesh Rao, MD 1st Yr Retina Fellow Massachusetts Eye and Ear


The following investigators received awards between July 2010 and June 2011. Congratulations! PI

Title

Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD

Macrophage Modulation of Photoreceptor Cell Death in Diseased Retina Macrophage Senescence Lacy Glaucoma Research Award Drug Discovery and Translation in Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Eric Nudelman, MD, PhD

Wnt Signaling in Retinopathy of Prematurity

Funding Agency Reeves Foundation NIH Departmental Award Washington University /Pfizer Knights Templar Foundation

Steven Bassnett, PhD

Confocal Equipment Grant

NIH

David C. Beebe, PhD

Lens Gene Expression

NIH

Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD

Lacy Glaucoma Research Award

Thomas A. Ferguson,PhD

Senior Scientific Investigator

Mae O. Gordon, PhD

WU ICTS

J. William Harbour, MD

Molecular Predictive Testing Development of Blood Test to Diagnose Uveal Melanoma

Katie Matatall

Departmental Award Research to Prevent Blindness NIH BJH KLING Macula Society

Characterization of the BAP1 Uveal Melanoma Metastasis Suppressor Gene

Melanoma Research Foundation

Targeting the BAP1 Tumor Suppressor Gene in a Mouse Model of Melanoma

Melanoma Research Alliance

BAP1 Role in Melanocyte Differentation and Melanoma Progression

Nicolay Melanoma Foundation

Vladimir J. Kefalov, PhD

Pharmacological Treatment of Retinal Diseases

Daniel Kerschensteiner, MD

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow Award

Alfred Sloan Foundation

Circuit Integration of Rod Bipolar Cells in the Developing Retina

Whitehall Foundation

Genetic Dissection of Circuit Assembly and Function in the Retina

Mallinckrodt Foundation

Steven M. Kymes, PhD

WU ICTS

Carla J. Siegfried, MD

Lacy Glaucoma Research Award

NIH - Case Western Subcontract

NIH Departmental Award


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