News Releases: Faculty

  • April 20, 2017 | Nancy J. Newman, MD, receives prestigious lecture award from the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Newman will give the prestigious H. Houston Merritt Lecture during the American Academy of Neurology’s 2017 meeting. She will speak during the Presidential Plenary Session on April 23 at the AAN conference in Boston.

  • March 29, 2017 | Leading Retina Expert Dr. Jenny Lim to Lecture at Emory Eye Center’s SEVR 2017 Seminar in April. Emory Eye Center will host the 31st annual Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

  • March 29, 2017 | Emory Eye Center Physicians – Anderson, Hendrick, Wells and Yeh – Earn Doctors’ Day Nominations. In honor of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee asked for nominations of doctors who demonstrate dedication to improving the health and well-being of our patients and community through the care they provide, the research they conduct, and/or their efforts to teach and inspire young doctors. 

  • March 9, 2017 | Emory Eye Center physicians Giangiacomo, Hayek and Maa awarded associate professorships. Emory Eye Center is pleased to announce that three faculty members have been promoted to associate professor of Ophthalmology with Emory University School of Medicine’s Ophthalmology department.

  • February 13, 2017 | Nancy Newman, MD, named 2017 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award recipient. Nancy J. Newman, MD, director of Emory Eye Center’s neuro-ophthalmology section, has received one of the most prestigious honors that the Emory University School of Medicine can bestow on a faculty member: the Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award for 2017.

  • December 8, 2016 | Maria Aaron, MD, is named secretary of AAO Annual Meeting. Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist Maria Aaron, MD, has been selected as secretary for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Annual Meeting. The position is a three-year appointment based on AAO member voting.

  • December 6, 2016 | Eye Center Faculty Are Recognized During Annual Celebration of Faculty. Thirteen Emory Eye Center faculty members were recognized during the Emory School of Medicine’s Celebration of Faculty Excellence ceremony and reception on December 1. More than 250 faculty members representing each department from the School of Medicine were recognized that evening.

  • November 25, 2016 | Hernandez earns Fellow designation from the American Academy of Optometry. Elaime Hernandez, OD, FAAO, has earned the designation of Fellow from the American Academy of Optometry.

  • October 27, 2016 | Emory Eye Center Physicians Help Lead Educational Efforts at AAO 2016. (ATLANTA) More than 20 Emory Eye Center physicians helped educate other providers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) annual conference in October. Three of Emory Eye Center's faculty members and one first-year resident were recognized at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) annual conference in Chicago last week.

  • October 25, 2016 | American Academy of Ophthalmology Recognizes Emory Eye Center Physicians for Their Work. Three of Emory Eye Center's faculty members and one first-year resident were recognized at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) annual conference in Chicago last week.

  • July 18, 2016 | Nine Eye Center Physicians Named America’s Top Doctors®. (ATLANTA) Nine Emory Eye Center ophthalmologists were selected from the Atlanta metropolitan region as America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and are featured in the July 2016 issue of Atlanta magazine: Allen Beck, MD; Valérie Biousse, MD; Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA; G. Baker Hubbard III, MD; Scott Lambert, MD; Nancy Newman, MD; Timothy W. Olsen, MD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD; and Ted H. Wojno, MD.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • July 23, 2015 | Emory Eye Center physicians to be honored at fall meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. (ATLANTA) Four faculty members of the Emory Eye Center will be honored at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), to be held in Las Vegas in November.

  • July 22, 2015 | Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report. (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed at #12, up two slots from last year.

  • July 6, 2015 | Five Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs." According to the latest Atlanta magazine’s “Top Doctors” issue of July 2015, five of Emory Eye Center’s physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 358 physicians.

  • January 29, 2015 | Emory Eye Center mourns loss of Professor Emeritus George O. Waring, III, MD
    Emory Eye Center Professor Emeritus George O. Waring III, MD, died January 27 as a result of a recent stroke. A cornea and refractive specialist, he served from 1979 to 2004 as Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory, moving into private practice following his academic career.

  • July 16, 2014 | Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report
    Emory Eye Center has again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report's guide to America's top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed at #14, up two slots from last year.

  • June 25, 2014 | Five Eye Center Physicians Named “Top Docs”
    (ATLANTA) According to the latest Atlanta magazine “Top Doctors” issue of July 2014, five of Emory Eye Center’s physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 347 physicians.

  • April 9, 2014 | Emory Eye Center director Olsen receives prestigious FFB Visionary Award
    (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center director Timothy W. Olsen, MD, the F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor of Ophthalmology, received the prestigious Visionary Award, bestowed by the Foundation Fighting Blindness during its April "For the Love of Sight" event in Washington, D.C.

  • Emory Eye Center researcher's book demonstrates relationship between the retina and circadian rhythms
    Jan. 15, 2014 | (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center Director of Research, P. Michael Iuvone, the Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W. Ferst Professor of Ophthalmology, has published a new book, The Retina and Circadian Rhythms (Springer, 2014), along with fellow editors Gianluca Tosini (Morehouse College of Medicine), Douglas G. McMahon (Vanderbilt University), and Shaun P. Collin (University of Western Australia).

  • Nov. 12, 2013 |  (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Contact Lens Practitioner Wins Prestigious Award. (Atlanta) Michael A. Ward, MMSc , FAAO, director of Emory Eye Center's contact lens service, was named the GPLI 2014 Practitioner of the Year, presented for "outstanding professional expertise in fitting customized contact lenses to benefit patients with improved vision and corneal health and to advance the contact lens field."

  • July 16, 2013 |  (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report. Emory Eye Center has again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report's guide to America's top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed at #16.

  • June 24, 2013 |  (ATLANTA) Five Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs." According to the latest Atlanta magazine "Top Doctors" issue of July 2013, five of Emory Eye Center's physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 322 physicians in 53 specialties.

  • June 21, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Director Olsen recipient of prestigious Secretariat Award. Emory Eye Center director Timothy W. Olsen, MD, chair of the Emory department of Ophthalmology of the Emory School of Medicine and F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor of Ophthalmology, is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Secretariat Award.

  • April 30, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Physician Has New Book on Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking. Emory Eye Center cornea specialist J. Bradley Randleman has co-authored the book, Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (Slack, 2013) along with physician/researcher Farhad Hafezi of the University of Geneva, Switzerland and Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles. The comprehensive text brings together cross-linking theory, treatment, outcomes, complications and their management.

  • February 27, 2013 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Recipient of Knights Templar Award. The Emory Eye Center was recently awarded $32,000 by the Georgia Knights Templar Educational Foundation, Inc. The funding will be used to continue important educational and research opportunities that impact the entire state of Georgia. Over the past several years, the Georgia Knights Templar has awarded $750,000 to the Emory Eye Center.

  • Emory Eye Center's Nickerson receives top ARVO award
    February 19, 2013 | (ATLANTA) The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has announced this year's class of distinguished Fellows. Eye Center faculty member and researcher John M. Nickerson, PhD, has been awarded the prestigious Gold Fellow status by ARVO, the premier vision research organization in the world.

  • Grossniklaus elected to Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis
    February 19, 2013 | (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology and director, L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory and of the section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology, was elected to the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), the most prestigious international ophthalmology organization, consisting of the world's top academic ophthalmologists. AOI is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in worldwide ophthalmology.

  • Emory Eye Center faculty member appointed to CGRN Executive Committee
    Aug. 29, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Allen Beck, MD, director of the glaucoma service, has been appointed a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN), an international group of clinicians and scientists who specialize in treating children with glaucoma. The CGRN connects doctors around the globe to leverage each member's unique expertise and understanding of pediatric eye disease and glaucoma in order to promote education, advance research, and improve outcomes in the care of childhood glaucoma.

  • Emory Eye Center To Host Third Annual Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar
    August 23, 2012 |(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host the third annual Southeastern Ocular Oncology/Pathology Seminar (SEOP) on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Eye Center's Learning Resources Center, Calhoun Auditorium, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the L.F. Montgomery Laboratory and the section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology, will again host the seminar.

  • Five Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs"
    June 20, 2012 | (ATLANTA) According to the latest Atlanta magazine "Top Doctors" issue of July 2012, five of Emory Eye Center's physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 315 physicians.

  • Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report
    July 19, 2012 |(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed at #18.

  • Emory Eye Center Faculty Receive Top ARVO Awards
    Feb. 9, 2012 | (ATLANTA) The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has announced this year's class of distinguished Fellows. Two Eye Center faculty members have been awarded the prestigious Gold Fellow status. Additionally, Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, former director of research, will be honored at the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research (AFER) Gala Dinner for his lifetime of work in eye research. All three awards will take place during the spring national meeting in Florida.

  • Seven top ophthalmologists at Emory
    (ATLANTA) Seven physicians at Emory Eye Center were selected among the top ophthalmologists in the country in a ranking published in U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News Top Doctors was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America's Top Doctors® and other guides, and was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors ™.  Its directory includes more than 27,000 top physicians in dozens of medical specialties.

  • Emory Eye Center Researcher Co-editor of New Textbook on Drug Delivery to the Back of the Eye
    Sept. 30, 2011 | (ATLANTA) A new textbook, Drug Product Development for the Back of the Eye (aapspress/Springer), edited by Emory Eye Center researcher Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD and Uday B. Kompella, PhD, of the University of Colorado, explores approaches for a delivery system to get drugs to the back of the eye. In the past, drug delivery was typically systemic and not targeted to where it might do the most good for the particular ophthalmic disease and disorder.

  • Three Emory Eye Center physicians honored in "135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America" listing
    August 25, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Maria M. Aaron, MD, Timothy W. Olsen, MD and J. Bradley Randleman, MD were elected to Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) Review's "135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America" list. Honorees are selected based on the awards they have received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and their positions of service. 

  • Emory Eye Center Physician Recipient of the Kritzinger Memorial Award
    July 21, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist J. Bradley Randleman, MD, is the recipient of the Kritzinger Memorial Award, given by the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • Emory Eye Center Again Places in Top Ranking of U.S. News & World Report
    July 21, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed at #15.

  • Six Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs"
    July 2011 | (ATLANTA) Six Emory Eye Center physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 318 physicians, according to the latest Atlanta magazine “Top Doctors” issue of July 2011.

  • J. Bradley Randleman, MD, Named Editor in Chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery
    Feb. 7, 2011 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist J. Bradley Randleman, MD, has been named editor in chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. The journal is the official publication of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The journal is a monthly peer-reviewed forum for original research, review, and evaluation of refractive and lens-based surgical procedures.

  • Residency Program Director Awarded Prestigious Teaching Award
    Nov. 12, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist, Maria Aaron, MD, has been awarded the Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Program Director Excellence Award. The award is presented through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to 10 outstanding program directors for their commitment to teaching and their innovative and effective teaching methods. The awardees are selected from numerous program directors throughout the country. They are nominated by faculty members, designated institutional officials and residents.

  • Emory Eye Center Ophthalmologist Honored with Eighth Annual Straatsma Award
    September 10, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Maria M. Aaron, MD, a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Emory Eye Center and associate professor at the Emory School of Medicine, has won the prestigious Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education. The award was dually conferred by the presidents of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO).

  • Emory Eye Center Ophthalmic Technologist Receives Secretariat Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology
    July 9, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center’s Lindreth DuBois, MEd, MMSc, CO, COMT, is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Secretariat Award. The career recognition acknowledges special contributions to the Academy and to ophthalmology, and will be formally presented at the annual meeting in the fall.

  • Emory Eye Center Researcher Elected President of National Research Organization

    July 9, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Associate Professor Jeffrey Boatright, PhD, has been voted president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). ARVO is the premier vision research organization in the United States. He will assume the presidency in May 2011. Founded in 1928 in Washington, D.C., by 73 ophthalmologists, the Association's membership now numbers more than 12,500 individuals and continues to grow. Some 42% of members reside in over 80 countries outside the United States. The membership is multidisciplinary and consists of both clinical and basic researchers. ARVO encourages and assists research, training, publication and knowledge-sharing in vision and ophthalmology.

  • Emory Eye Center Researcher Edelhauser to Present Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecture at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
    April 2, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center research professor Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, has been named the Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecturer for the national meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) meeting in April. The ASCRS lectureship honors the work of individuals whose creativity has benefited ophthalmologists and their patients. The lecture is presented during a special session at the annual ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery. Charles D. Kelman, MD, presented the first lecture in 1985. In recognition of the ongoing contribution of the late Dr. Kelman to anterior segment surgery—the invention of phacoemulsification—the lecture was renamed for him in 2003. Dr. Edelhauser’s title is “Evolution of Surgical Pharmacology: Reviewing the Past and Looking to the Future.”

  • Emory Eye Center Faculty Member Wins First Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award
    March 29, 2010 | (ATLANTA) J. Bradley Randleman, MD, associate professor in the section of Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Emory Eye Center, has been chosen the first winner of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation’s Binkhorst Young Ophthalmologist Award. The award provides the means for an outstanding young ophthalmologist to travel to the ASCRS Annual Meeting and present a paper in memory of ophthalmologist Cornelius Binkhorst, MD.

  • Emory Eye Center Director Receives Young Investigator Award From Macula Society
    March 24, 2010 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center Director Timothy W. Olsen, MD, F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor of Ophthalmology, recently received the 2010 Macula Society Young Investigator Award at the 33rd annual meeting in late February. Founded in 1977, the prestigious Macula Society is a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases (the macula is the center of the retina, responsible for the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, recognizing faces, and seeing fine detail).

    The Young Investigator Award (formerly the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award) is presented “to that individual or group of individuals under 50 years of age whose work gives promise of notable advance in the clinical treatment of disorders of the eye.” As the award recipient, Dr. Olsen presented the keynote lecture: “The Role of Mitochondria in the Aging Macula.”

  • Researcher Awarded Senior Scientific Investigator Award
    January 14, 2010 | (ATLANTA) P. Michael Iuvone, PhD, director of research at Emory Eye Center, has been granted a $75,000 Senior Scientific Investigator Award by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). The award supports nationally recognized senior scientists conducting eye research at medical institutions in the United States. Dr. Iuvone was one of 169 scientists at 56 institutions so honored since the award was established in 1987.

  • Physicians Honored at Recent American Academy of Ophthalmology Conference
    (ATLANTA) At the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting in San Francisco, three Emory Eye Center faculty members and two associate faculty were honored with awards. AAO is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, eye MDs, with more than 27,000 members worldwide. Attendance at the 2009 meeting in San Francisco was approximately 25,000 with members of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) also in attendance.

  • Research Director Michael Iuvone Appointed to Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W. Ferst Endowed Research Chair
    (ATLANTA) P. Michael Iuvone, PhD, who recently joined Emory Eye Center as director of research, has been appointed to the Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W. Ferst Endowed Research Chair. The chair was created in 1988 through a generous $3 million gift from Sylvia and Frank Ferst for the purpose of supporting research in ophthalmology.

  • Professor R. Doyle Stulting Named Hughes Professor
    (ATLANTA) R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD, professor of Ophthalmology and director of the Cornea Service, Emory Eye Center, was appointed the John H. and Helen S. Hughes Professor in Ophthalmology, effective August 1, 2009. Stulting is considered a leading authority in the areas of corneal and external disease. He is the President-elect of the leading society in his subspecialty, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS).

  • Neuro-Ophthalmologists Collaborate to Write Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated
    September 3, 2009 | (ATLANTA) With a combined 40 years of experience, Emory Eye Center neuro-ophthalmologists Nancy J. Newman and Valérie Biousse have collaborated to write Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated (Thieme Verlag), a book that they hope will de-mystify the perceived complexity of neuro-ophthalmology, according to the authors. While the book is aimed at medical students, residents, and practicing ophthalmologists and neurologists, it should also be a valuable resource for neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and otolaryngologists who deal with patients having disorders of vision and the brain.

  • Michael Iuvone Joins Emory Eye Center as Director of Research
    May 8, 2009 | (ATLANTA) P. Michael Iuvone, PhD, professor, Department of Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine, will serve as director of research at Emory Eye Center, effective Sept. 1, 2009. Iuvone will take the lead role in vision research at the Emory Eye Center and continue the national reputation of scientific excellence that Henry F. Edelhauser, MD, has cultivated over the past two decades.

  • American Academy Elects Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD
    May 8, 2009 | (ATLANTA) Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD, Emory Professor of Ophthalmology and Dean of the School of Medicine at Morehouse College, has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a center for independent policy research, announced its selection April 20.

  • Three Scientists Named ARVO 2009 Fellows
    May 1, 2009 | (ATLANTA) The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has announced this year’s inaugural class of distinguished Fellows. Three Eye Center scientists will be honored at this year’s annual meeting in early May: Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, was awarded the highest distinction, Gold Fellow; Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, and John M. Nickerson, PhD, were each awarded Silver Fellow distinctions.

  • Emory Eye Center Places in Top Ten of U.S. News & World Report Specialty Rankings
    (ATLANTA)  Emory Eye Center has again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed #9. The 2008 edition “America’s Best Hospitals” guide, dated July 23, ranks the top hospitals in 16 medical specialties.
    July 15, 2008

  • Residents Give Back to a Community Devastated by Hurricanes
    (ATLANTA) The entire third-year residency class of Emory Eye Center recently volunteered their time and talents for a day of intense physical work at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) conference in New Orleans.
    Nov. 16, 2007

  • Emory Names Timothy W. Olsen Ophthalmology Chair, Director of Emory Eye Center
    (ATLANTA) Timothy W. Olsen, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, and director of Emory Eye Center. He will hold the F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Chair. His appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2008.
    September 18, 2007

  • Emory Eye Center Researcher Tapped as Trustee to Prestigious Research Organization
    (ATLANTA) At the recent meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) held May 6-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Emory Eye Center researcher Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD, was elected as trustee for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Section. During his five-year term he will serve along with 13 other trustees who manage the affairs of ARVO. Trustees are elected from candidates put forth by the Association’s 13 Scientific Sections. The Association is the premier professional society in Dr. Boatright’s field.
    May 23, 2007

  • Emory Eye Center Physician Awarded Senior Scientific Investigator Award by RPB
    (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center’s Hans. E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, the F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory, has been granted a $75,000 Senior Scientific Investigator Award by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). RPB Senior Scientific Investigator Awards support nationally recognized senior scientists conducting eye research at medical institutions in the United States. Dr. Grossniklaus, an ophthalmologist and ocular pathologist, is one of 147 scientists at 55 institutions so honored since the award was established in 1987
    Jan. 18, 2007

  • Emory Eye Center Phsician Receives Achievement Award From the American Academy of Ophthalmology at National Meeting
    (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist C. Roberto Bernardino, MD, recently received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The award recognized Dr. Bernardino, an oculoplastics specialist, for contributions to the Academy.
    December 5, 2006

  • Emory Eye Center Announces New Two-Year Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship
    (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center has recently announced the creation of a new, fully-funded, two year Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship to begin July 1, 2006.
    The beauty of the new fellowship is that it can be tailored to the particular fellow. It is specifically designed to be a flexible two-year training of either ophthalmology or neurology trained physicians, individually tailored to the particular needs and interests of the applicant. One of the fellowship years will remain a traditionally-focused year of academic neuro-ophthalmic training, while the other year will be customized to the particular fellow.
    July 25, 2005

  • Emory Eye Center Research Director Receives Proctor Award at Recent Association for
    Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) Conference
    (ATLANTA) Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, received the Proctor Medal and delivered the Proctor Lecture at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on May 2. Dr. Edelhauser, the director of research for Emory Eye Center, was presented with ARVO's highest honor for his ground breaking work on the physiology of the corneal endothelium and for "elegant translational research from basic science to clinical applications."
    May 31, 2005

  • Emory Eye Center physician named one of six "Health Care Heroes" by Atlanta Business Chronicle
    Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD, director of the Cornea Service at Emory Eye Center and medical director of the newly opened Emory Laser Vision, won the prestigious "Health Care Hero" award presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle at their annual Health Care Heroes Awards and Forum event on May 13. The winner in the "Innovations" category, Dr. Stulting was cited for his groundbreaking artificial cornea transplant surgery last year-the first such surgery in the United States.
    May 17, 2004

  • Emory Eye Center physician wins top retina award
    Emory Eye Center retina specialist Daniel F. Martin, MD was the recent winner of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award in the Visual Sciences through the Macula Society. The Society met in late February in Las Vegas, where Dr. Martin presented the Rosenthal Lecture, as this year's winner of the prestigious award. The Rosenthal award is presented yearly to "that individual or group of individuals under 45 years of age whose work gives high promise of a notable advance in the clinical treatment of disorders of the eye." Dr. Martin joins a prestigious list of retina physicians who have won this award since its inception in 1991, the highest award bestowed upon retinal specialists in that age category.
    March 8 , 2004

  • Emory Eye Center physician receives teaching award
    Emory Eye Center physician Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, is the recipient of a teaching award for clinical faculty members at Emory University. The award recognizes and rewards clinical teaching services provided by Emory Clinic physicians. The program provides $10,000 awards for salary expense relief for clinical faculty members and requires that each Emory Clinic section raise matching funds.
    May 22, 2003

  • Emory Eye Center boasts editors of three international journals
    Emory Eye Center has the distinction of having the most physicians within the Emory School of Medicine who serve as editors for national and international medical journals.
    May 21, 2003

  • Emory Eye Center physician named American Neurological Association's Distinguished Teacher
    Emory Eye Center physician and neuro-ophthalmologist Nancy J. Newman was recently awarded the American Neurological Association’s (ANA) Distinguished Teacher Award. The award was established in order to recognize outstanding accomplishments in teaching neurology students. Its purpose is to encourage efforts to recognize and reward contributions by gifted and talented teachers in neurology. She will be recognized at the October 2003 ANA annual meeting in San Francisco.
    May 13 , 2003

  • Emory Eye Center Director Aaberg honored with election to prestigious Honor Medical Society
    Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr., MD, director of the Emory Eye Center and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, was recently elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Honor Medical Society. Selection is based not only on professional achievements but also on integrity, capacity for leadership, compassion, and fairness in dealing with colleagues. “This honor is thus a testimony to your academic excellence and outstanding surgical and teaching skills you have demonstrated as a member of the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine,” said Jonas A. Shulman, MD, acting faculty councillor of the AOA Beta Chapter of Georgia. "Dr. Aaberg is an outstanding role model for our medical students,” says Thomas J. Lawley, Dean of the Emory School of Medicine. “He combines dedication to teaching and research with his skill as an excellent clinician. Emory is very fortunate to have Dr. Aaberg as one of our leaders."
    April 3, 2003

  • Emory Ophthalmologist receives inaugural Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award
    Emory Eye Center ophthalmologist Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, has been selected as one of ten inaugural Jahnigen Career Development Scholars. The Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Awards were created to encourage young physicians and surgeons to become interested in the geriatrics aspect of their discipline as a career focus through the funding of highly competitive two-year awards in the amount of $200,000. Dr. Garcia was selected for this program because of the promise demonstrated in his proposal, his mentors' sponsorship and his institution's support of his work.
    August 6, 2002

  • Emory Eye Center physician Newman appointed Leodelle Jolly Chair of Ophthalmology
    Emory Eye Center physician and neuro-ophthalmologist Nancy J. Newman was appointed the LeoDelle Jolley Chair of Ophthalmology, effective Feb. 14. In a special ceremony on Friday, May 17, she was formally honored with that appointment by Emory University School of Medicine Dean Thomas M. Lawley.
    May 28, 2002

  • Emory Eye Center Director Aaberg receives prestigious international award
    Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr., MD, the F. Phinzy Calhoun Sr. Professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology in the Emory School of Medicine, has received the prestigious Hermann Wacker Prize at this year's conference of Club Jules Gonin held in Taormina, Sicily, on Sept. 6. As recipient of the Wacker Prize, Dr. Aaberg also was the guest lecturer for the conference.
    November 29, 2000

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