Navigation Links
Mass. Eye and Ear receives NEI grant renewal for 'growing' clinical/scientists
Date:5/10/2010

Boston (May 10, 2010) - The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, has been awarded a grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute (NEI), to recruit, train and support first-rate clinician scientists to promote translational and clinical research into cures for eye disease.

The NEI renewed a five-year K12 grant to Mass. Eye and Ear (representing the HMS Department of Ophthalmology) this week to fund the Harvard Vision Clinical Scientist Development Program. This program provides financial support, protected research time, mentorship and didactic training to a select group of research-oriented junior clinician-scientists who have recently completed their fellowship programs.

In exchange for considerable salary and development support, candidates are required to spend at least 75% of their efforts on research and development, including potentially receipt of advanced degrees. The Harvard Vision Clinical Scientist Research Program is directed by Reza Dana, M.D. (Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Mass Eye and Ear Cornea Service) administered by Mass. Eye and Ear (on behalf of all the different components/academic units of Harvard Ophthalmology), and guided by a Program Advisory Committee comprised of faculty from the ophthalmology divisions at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and other Harvard institutions, including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

"This program allows us to leverage the considerable strengths we have at our many Harvard Institutions (namely our faculty, research and teaching programs) to offer a unique mentored learning and career development program to trainees," said Dr. Miller, Chief of Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. "This mechanism helps us to identify, recruit and train the best and brightest junior faculty who will become productive physician scientist leaders of the future while enriching the research programs of the HMS Department of Ophthalmology and potentially countless individuals who suffer from eye disease."

Dr. Dana, the Program Director, is pleased to see this important program funded again by the NIH. "We are extremely gratified about this award for several reasons. The current educational and patient care needs of most large academic hospitals are not designed for optimizing the training of clinician-scientists, since the latter requires a structured program and protected time designed exclusively for in-depth commitment to research. The Harvard Department of Ophthalmology, with nearly 130 full-time clinical and research faculty, is not only one of the largest academic departments of ophthalmology in the U.S., indeed in the world, but the breadth and depth that its faculty and research laboratories apply to virtually all aspects of vision research is unparalleled. This program will assist us in simultaneously attracting and retaining the best and brightest young minds in clinical ophthalmology who are committed to research, while maintaining our rich tradition of excellence in patient care and research," said Dr. Dana.

He emphasized, "Our future growth and success will depend on our capacity to continually innovate. In addition, this program will play an important role in our capacity to strengthen our commitment to two pillars of our mission, education and research."


'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Leach
Mary_Leach@meei.harvard.edu
617-573-4170
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Mass. General Hospital to create registry for coronary optical coherence tomography
2. Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary Cataract Surgery Trainer teaches residents cataract surgery
3. Convergent Telecom Inc. Receives FEDDEV Funding to Help Launch MileageGeniePro and FormsGeniePro for BlackBerry
4. Esna Technologies Receives Unified Communications Magazine's 2009 Product of the Year Award
5. CWRU global TB expert receives prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award
6. Anjolee Receives Stellar Customer Service Award from STELLAService
7. Hutchinson Center receives $10.24 million from NIH for Latina breast cancer research
8. Massage School at SOLEX Medical Academy Receives BIOTONE Corporation Scholarship
9. Case Western Reserve receives nearly $8M to help providers enable adoption of EHRs in Ohio
10. SNM receives grant from AHRQ for comparative effectiveness research
11. University of Arizona Superfund Research Program receives $14 million
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, ... cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to ... breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the ... Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B ... York City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), ... software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization ... a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its ... Software, based in Tennessee , will ... Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners ... "In an interoperable world, ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... announces the European launch of their new low volume, high throughput ... Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The new ... unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume through ... ... ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce a ... sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related and ... focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders and ... record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual data. ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: