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    December 17, 2015 | 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.

    December 16, 2015 | 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.

    December 3, 2015 | 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.

    September 21, 2015 | Co-directors awarded 2015 Champalimaud Vision Award for the Kilimanjaro Project in Africa. The prestigious award, the world’s largest in the area of vision, is worth €1M. The Kilimanjaro Project operates in one of Africa’s most dramatic settings, in an area ravaged by extreme poverty, natural disasters, disease and blindness, affecting unimaginable numbers of people.

    August 29, 2015 | Emory Eye Center to host Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar Friday, Sept. 25. The seminar is designed for primary care physicians, ophthalmologists and oncologists interested in increasing knowledge in identifying and treating ocular malignancies and applying this knowledge in clinical practice.

    August 26, 2015 | Team Makes Second Trip to West Africa in “Quiet Eye” Project. Experts from the Emory Eye Center reached out to the West Coast of Africa to address an eye condition that was recently discovered at Emory.  Uveitis specialist Steven Yeh, MD, graduate resident Jessica Shantha, MD, oculoplastics specialist Brent Hayek, MD, and Ian Crozier, MD, an infectious disease physician and Ebola survivor, traveled to Sierra Leone, to assist in the evaluation and treatment of ocular complications in Ebola virus disease survivors.

    August 19, 2015 | Emory Eye physicians reach out to the Atlanta community in successful glaucoma screening. (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center physicians and medical volunteers from organizations throughout Atlanta came together to provide vision screenings (Aug. 15) at U.S. Rep. David Scott’s 13th Congressional District Health Fair.

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    January 28, 2016 | 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.

    December 4, 2015 | 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.

    November 2015| 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."

    Nov. 2, 2015| 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.

    Oct. 25, 2015 | 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.

    October 20, 2015 | 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.

    October 08, 2015 | 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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