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

y of Ophthalmology has recognized Dr. Jabs and his work in CMV retinitis and AIDS," said Dennis Charney, M.D., Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "His commitment to ground-breaking translational research in ophthalmology makes him a true asset to Mount Sinai and to the field."

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Jabs was the Alan C. Woods Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Director of the Division of Ocular Immunology at The Wilmer Eye Institute. After receiving his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine he completed an internship in internal medicine at Cornell Medical Center/New York Hospital, a residency in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a residency in ophthalmology at The Wilmer Eye Institute, and a fellowship in rheumatology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. In 1984, he joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he remained until joining Mount Sinai in 2007.

Dr. Jabs has received several awards for his research and clinical accomplishments, including the Research to Prevent Blindness Olga Keith Wiess Scholar Award, the Research to Prevent Blindness Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award, the Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and Senior Achievement Award, and the Ethel Baxter Award for Excellence in Research from the Sjgren's Syndrome Foundation.

The Jackson Memorial Lecture is named for Dr. Edward Jackson, who helped establish the modern ophthalmology field. He helped create the American Board of Ophthalmology and developed its first board examination. He also helped pave the way for future med
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