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Scenes from Wilmer's 25th Annual Research Meeting

April 15, 2014

On Friday, April 11, Wilmer hosted its 25th annual Research Meeting. Designed to showcase the work of Wilmer's young researchers, the day-long event featured 20 oral presentations and 25 poster presentations. Dr. Scott Whitcup, executive vice president of research and development and chief scientific officer at Allergan, delivered the keynote address, "Targeted Therapy for Ocular Disease: Drug Delivery and Drug Design."

Unique this year was the presentation of awards to the most distinguished young researchers. In addition to being recognized for excellence in their work, they each received a small monetary award to assist them with their research goals. Recipients were: Siva Kambhampati (Kannan Rangaramanujan’s lab); Brooks Puchner (Akrit Sodhi’s lab); Gregory Greene (Sheila West’s lab); Karl Wahlin (Donald Zack’s lab); Jiang Qian (faculty) and Angeline Nguyen (Pradeep Ramulu’s lab).

Organizing committee chair Pradeep Ramulu, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of ophthalmology in Wilmer's glaucoma division, was enthusiastic about the event's success: "It was a great opportunity for our young scientists to showcase their hard work with the rest of the Wilmer community and with our visiting speaker, Dr. Whitcup."

 

The pictures below captured the buzz of the midday poster session in the atrium of the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building, home to Wilmer's research faculty and their labs:

Wilmer Research Meeting

Wilmer Research Meeting

Wilmer Research Meeting

Wilmer Research Meeting

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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