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Immune Cells

Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

Rochester researchers demonstrate way to track the interactions of microscopic immune cells in a living eye without dyes or damage, a first for imaging science.

Combining infrared videography and artificial intelligence, the new technique could be a 'game-changer' for some clinical diagnoses as well as for fields like pharmaceuticals.
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Kristen Bowles-Johnson

Kristen Bowles-Johnson received the NIH Loan Repayment Program Award

Congratulations to postdoc Kristen Bowles-Johnson, who received the NIH Loan Repayment Program Award worth $45,000.

David Williams

David Williams selected as the recipient of the David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)

Congratulations to David Williams, who has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) for 2021.

The RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research recognizes and celebrates an excellent vision researcher focused on potentially blinding eye disease. The "Weeks Award" has been established through the generosity of Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), an anonymous donor, and the AUPO, to annually recognize and celebrate an outstanding ophthalmic vision scientist whose research has made meaningful contributions to the understanding and/or treatment of potentially blinding eye disease. The award carries the name of David F. Weeks, former President and Chairman of Research to Prevent Blindness, in honor of his contributions to the field of vision research. The award will be presented at the AUPO Annual Meeting in February 2021 and carries an unrestricted award of $50,000, payable to the recipient directly and to be used at his or her discretion.

Mina Chung

Mina Chung, Retinal Surgeon and Researcher, Dies at 51

Mina Millicent Chung, M.D., an ophthalmologist and retina specialist who helped blind children to see and furthered the study of retinal disease, including macular degeneration, died Feb. 13 after a fall while skiing in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomites, Italy. She was 51.

Chung was an associate professor of ophthalmology at URMC's Flaum Eye Institute and a faculty member in the University's Center for Visual Science. Before being recruited to Rochester in 2002, she completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, following residency and postdoctoral research at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles, where she served as chief resident from 2000 to 2002. Chung was a 1994 graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine who received her undergraduate degree from Yale in 1990.
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