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Wilmer Researchers in the Spotlight

April 17, 2013

Wilmer Research Meeting

Wilmer Research Meeting

Wilmer researchers share their latest findings with colleagues at the Wilmer Research Meeting's poster session.

On Friday, April 12, over 100 faculty, fellows, students, residents and technicians at Wilmer attended the annual Wilmer Research Meeting. The day-long event was highlighted by a lively late morning poster session in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building atrium. Wilmer researchers presented their latest findings throughout the day in a series of talks moderated by Wilmer faculty. Dr. Lloyd Paul Aiello, professor of ophthalmology at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School, delivered the keynote lecture, “In Search of Tomorrow’s Care for Diabetic Retinopathy: A History of Accomplishment and Promise.”

Now in its 24th year, the meeting brings together the Wilmer research community to share and learn from one another, with the goal of fostering collaborations. Younger researchers have the opportunity to gain experience in presenting their work and for those presenting at the upcoming Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting, the event provides a valuable warm-up.

Organizing committee chair Elia Duh, M.D., an associate professor of ophthalmology in Wilmer’s retina division, is pleased with the event’s continued success: “I am delighted at the opportunity the event has offered to Wilmer researchers, both in presenting their research and hearing about what our colleagues are doing. The meeting has definitely grown over the past several years, and I think that is due in part to the Smith Building, which has brought many of the researchers closer together. The meeting continues to be valuable in giving younger researchers a chance to discuss their work with the Wilmer community.”

In keeping with recent tradition of honoring a former Wilmer researcher who has passed away, this year’s poster session was dedicated to the memory of Salvatore “Sam” D’Anna, a former assistant professor at Wilmer who was renowned for his surgical skills and vast knowledge of animal care and anesthesia. He trained residents in surgical skills and contributed to many scientific discoveries at Wilmer. Longtime Wilmer faculty members Dr. Morton Goldberg (Wilmer’s former chairman) and Dr. Gerard Lutty presented a brief tribute at the conclusion of the poster session. 

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