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The Wilmer Clinical Research Center

Wilmer Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

An increasing proportion of funding for clinical research and access to new treatments in ophthalmology derive from industry sources. This unit facilitates and manages the conduct of industry-sponsored clinical research performed at Wilmer at the request of the Wilmer faculty. It provides space, research technicians, and assistance with budgetary management, FDA reporting requirements and assistance with interactions with the JHM IRB and Office of Research Administration.

Currently, the Wilmer CRU is overseeing four FDA clinical trials and an epidemiologic surveillance study, all with funding from industry. The clinical trials are assessing drugs directed against vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) for treating macular edema and other retinal conditions related to macular degeneration. The surveillance study is examining rates and risk factors for fungal keratitis among contact lens wearers.

Emily West Gower, PhD is the director of the Wilmer CRU, collaborating with Neil Bressler, MD from the Retina Division and Oliver Schein, MD, MPH, MBA from the Cornea/Anterior Segment Division.

Dr. Sheila West on the Link Between Smoking and Eye Disease in Women - 7/23/2014

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Relationship Between Vision Loss and Work Status - 7/18/2014

Wilmer Resident Receives Lindstrom Research Grant - 7/11/2014

Four Wilmer Researchers Receive BrightFocus Foundation Awards - 7/10/2014

Dr. Michael Repka Part of Team Researching Telemedicine and ROP - 6/27/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Featured on WBAL-TV - 6/24/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish - 6/10/2014

Wilmer's Division of Ocular Immunology Announces "Living With Uveitis" Support Group - 6/10/2014

Dr. Neil Bressler to Speak on Diabetic Retinopathy at National Eye Health Summit and Webcast - 6/10/2014

Dr. Donald Zack Receives a Research to Prevent Blindness Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa - 6/9/2014

Dr. Michael Boland Leads Study on Effectiveness of Automated Telecommunication-Based Reminders on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication Dosing - 6/4/2014

Dr. Christina Prescott Discusses Summer Eye Protection on Fox 45 News - 6/1/2014

Dr. Jonathan Song Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Cataracts - 5/23/2014

Johns Hopkins' Jordan Green Discusses His Work at Wilmer's Translational Tissue Engineering Center - 5/21/2014

Longtime Wilmer Employee Lillie Alston Honored by Hopkins - 5/19/2014

Dr. Richard Semba: Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer - 5/12/2014

Dr. Neil Miller Explains Eye Twitching in The Wall Street Journal - 5/12/2014

Dr. Hendrik Scholl Receives ARVO Award - 5/7/2014


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