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    May 26, 2016 | Emory Eye Center Postdocs Honored at Emory Research Symposium
    (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center’s postdoctoral research scientists placed among the top honorees at the May 19, 2016, Emory University School of Medicine 9th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium.  This symposium featured work from more than 100 postdoctoral fellows from the Emory campus.

    May 25, 2016 | Top Southeastern U.S. Vision Research Scientists Gather for Symposium on Retinal Degeneration
    (ATLANTA) On May 18, Emory Eye Center co-hosted, with the Atlanta VAMC Center for Visual & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR), the “AVRC Retinal Degeneration Symposium” on the Emory University campus.

    May 23, 2016 | Child Survivors of Eye Cancer Gather for RB Day Picnic
    (ATLANTA) The eighteenth Emory Eye Center Retinoblastoma (RB) Kids Day Picnic was held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Mason Mill Park in Decatur, Georgia. This very special event was a day of fun and celebration for both the young patients who have faced the childhood cancer of the eye called retinoblastoma and their families.

    May 16, 2016 | Researchers Honored at 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting (ATLANTA) With 60 scientific papers, posters and symposiums, Emory Eye Center researchers were leading scientific contributors to the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2016 Annual Meeting, “Research: A Vision for Hope,” in Seattle, Washington, May 1-5. Their topics ranged from groundbreaking research on ocular melanoma to challenges and discoveries on Ebola and the eye.

    May 3, 2016 | $150,000 Gift from Alcon Foundation Establishes Global Ophthalmology Fellowship. (ATLANTA) The Alcon Foundation has pledged $150,000 to Emory Eye Center to establish a Global Ophthalmology Emory (GO-E) Fellowship. The fellowship, one of only four in the nation, will provide first-person clinical experience in both local and international settings and a strong research foundation in ophthalmic public health issues.

    Emory Eye Center receives gift for glaucoma research from Douglas County resident Lewis. (ATLANTA) Douglas County resident Jim Lewis, former attorney and judge, has recently helped fund medical research in three departments at Emory University’s School of Medicine. Those departments include ophthalmology (Emory Eye Center); cancer (Winship Cancer Institute); and Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center). Lewis’ planned gifts of $100,000 will go to each of the three entities, with the cancer research funding to be divided equally between colon and lung cancers.

    Entolimod Shown to Suppress Liver Metastases in Model of Ocular Melanoma in Collaborative Study by Cleveland BioLabs, Emory University and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Buffalo, NY, Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBLI), Emory University and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) today announced the publication of a study in Oncotarget demonstrating the ability of entolimod to suppress liver metastases in a preclinical model of uveal melanoma (UM). The study was led by Hans Grossniklaus MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory and Director of the Section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology at Emory Eye Center, Emory University, and Lyudmila Burdelya, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cell Stress Biology at RPCI.

    Emory Eye Center mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Henry F. Edelhauser. Emory Eye Center is sad to announce the passing of Henry F. Edelhauser, former director of research for Emory Eye Center (1989-2013). He had been in failing health for several months and died late Wednesday evening, Dec. 2. Dr. Edelhauser was beloved by all, and his legacy will live on through his beloved family and close friends and the important work that he accomplished in the advancement of vision research.

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    WAGA-TV Atlanta | The number of nearsighted kids is on the rise. A major new study shows more American children than ever are struggling with myopia, or near-sightedness. A problem pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Phoebe Lenhart at the Emory Eye Center says they typically see in adults, but not kids. The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study finds childhood nearsightedness has more than doubled in the U.S. in the last 50 years.

    Medscape, "Ebola-related uveitis: Treat one, treat many. " In September 2014, Ian Crozier, MD, became the third American healthcare worker to contract the Ebola virus. He eventually recovered but developed severe eye problems. The Emory team was able to save his vision and make use of the lessons learned by developing a comprehensive education, training, screening, and treatment program for West Africa. Through this program they have undoubtedly saved the eyesight of many post-Ebola virus disease (EBV) survivors. Steven Yeh, MD, the M. Louise Simpson Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, described the experience at the Hot Topics session of the American Academy of ophthalmology 2015 Annual Meeting.

    DELTA SKY magazine, "Building Bioscience" by Van Jensen. Faculty member/researcher Ross Ethier cites the important partnerships between Georgia Tech and Emory, stating that he "learns and interacts with my colleagues at Emory, particularly in ophthalmology....They have resources and expertise that complement what I have; it's really about adding two plus two to get five."

    National Geographic Channel, Breakthrough “Fighting Pandemics,” Episode 1 of the 6-episode series aired Sun., Nov. 2, to be followed by subsequent episodes in the coming weeks. The Ebola outbreak of 2014 almost brought the world to its knees, but has mobilized scientists and researchers, paving the way for new vaccines. In episode 1, Ian Crozier, MD, speaks about his survival after receiving highly specialized care at both Emory University Hospital and Emory Eye Center. Steven Yeh, Brent Hayek and Jessica Shantha are also featured in this episode. The episode (possibly a shorter version) is available at the website via login with a television provider.

    Ocular Surgery News, "Ebola virus poses threat of ocular complications during convalescence." Steven Yeh, MD, director of uveitis and vasculitis at Emory Eye Center, and Jessica Shantha, MD, a third-year Emory ophthalmology resident at the time, were careful in determining which treatment plan to follow because no antiviral drug has been proven to work against the Ebola virus.

    BBC News, "When Ebola lingers: A survivor's story." Ian Crozier, MD, recounts his incredible story of surviving Ebola, but then experiencing after effects of the disease, such as his ocular issues, treated at Emory Eye Center. "We're all learning," Crozier says of Ebola. "This virus is teaching us as we go along."

    October 9, 2015 | BBC Radio 5 Live Drive, BBC 5 Live Drive [at the 2:20 min. mark] . Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist Steven Yeh, MD, was interviewed about the ocular issues of Ebola survivors, most particularly that of Ian Crozier, MD, who was treated for his Ebola and his post-Ebola eye complications at Emory.

    Medscape [subscription required.] " Physician Ebola survivor describes lasting effects." While presenting his story as a "survivor" of Ebola Virus Disease at IDWeek 2015, Ian Crozier said he was "happy to be here." The extended standing ovation that followed the talk is quite unusual, said James Hughes, MD, from Emory University, who is the Infectious Diseases Society of America conference chair. "I believe Dr. Crozier received a well-deserved one because of his willingness to share the details of his catastrophic acute illness and its sequelae, his empathy for affected patients, colleagues, and their communities, and his courage and commitment to continue to work to address the epidemic and its implications for the global community."

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