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Douglas A. Jabs, M.D., honored with Jackson Memorial Lecture by the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Date:10/13/2010

Douglas A. Jabs, MD, MBA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, CEO of the Faculty Practice Associates, and Dean for Clinical Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, has been selected to deliver the prestigious Jackson Memorial Lecture at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The lecture will be published in the November issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

In a presentation titled "Cytomegalovirus Retinitis and AIDS: Bench to Bedside," Dr. Jabs will discuss clinical and molecular research over the last 20 years on cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, a viral inflammation in the retina, in people with AIDS. He will provide a synthesis of what researchers have learned about the pathogenesis of CMV retinitis and its interaction with HIV, reviewing several major epidemiologic studies.

"The data we have collected over the years has helped us better understand the behavior of cytomegalovirus retinitis at the molecular level, and bring that knowledge to the clinical setting," said Dr. Jabs. "Understanding the virology of this opportunistic infection and how it interacts with HIV will help us develop optimal paradigms for treating it."

A leading expert in inflammatory disorders of the eye, Dr. Jabs has co-authored more than 200 publications and 40 book chapters. His primary research interests include the treatment of uveitis, or the inflammation of the uvea in the eye, and ocular complications associated with AIDS and autoimmune diseases. He is chair of the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group, which is conducting clinical trials of treatments for severe uveitis, and the Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA) Research Group, which has conducted several randomized, multicenter, controlled trials on CMV retinitis and a long-term cohort study of the ocular complications of AIDS in the current era.

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