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2009 News Releases

  • 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.

  • Emory Eye Center 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.

  • Emory Eye Center 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.

  • Emory Eye Center 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).

  • Emory Eye Center 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.

  • Emory Eye Center to Have Presence At Emory Clark-Holder Clinic, LaGrange

    Dr. Jiong Yan sees patient at clinicAugust 28, 2008 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center physician Jiong Yan, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Emory School of Medicine and retina specialist within Emory Eye Center, now sees patients at Emory Clark-Holder Clinic in LaGrange, Ga. in addition to her duties at Emory Eye Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Yan will see patients on every other Thursday of the month.

  • US News & World Report Ranks Emory Among Nation's Best Hospitals for 2009

    US News and World Report badge(ATLANTA) Emory University Hospital again joins the prestigious ranks of America's top medical institutions in the annual U.S. News & World Report guide to "America's Best Hospitals." For 2009, Emory ranked among the nation's best hospitals in 11 specialties .... with Emory Eye Center (Ophthalmology) placing in the top ten for excellence.

  • Real Simple Magazine, "Eyes in Focus."

    Atlanta Magazine Top DoctorsJuly 2009  Emory Eye Center comprehensive ophthalmologist Emily Bedrick Graubart weighed in on topics in an article, “eyes in focus,” in July’s issue of Real Simple. “This disease [glaucoma] affects more than 2 million people in the United States and is typically associated with pressure building up in the eyes.... Glaucoma causes peripheral-vision loss and can eventually lead to blindness. It’s one of the most common reasons worldwide why adults lose their sight.”

  • Four Emory Eye Center physicians listed as Atlanta Magazine's Top Doctors

    Atlanta Magazine Top DoctorsJuly 2009 | (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center had a total of four physicians listed: Nancy Newman (in the category Neurology), Allen Beck, Scott Lambert, and R. Doyle Stulting. The magazine’s Top Doctors list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York-based healthcare research and information company that helps consumers identify America’s top doctors and top hospitals. The physician-led team of researchers follows a screening process to select the top doctors on national and regional levels. They ask a randomly selected sample of board-certified physicians and key medical leaders to identify highly-skilled, exceptional doctors. Castle Connolly reports that it seeks nominations of physicians who not only excel in academic medicine and research, but also in patient care—those to whom nominating physicians would send their own families.

  • Emory Eye Center Starts Study for Infants with Blocked Tear Ducts

    P. Michael Iuvone, PhD(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will participate in third phase of a National Eye Institute (NEI)-sponsored multicenter clinical trial, the Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (NLDO) Study in late winter. The trial will evaluate which of two approaches is optimal in treating young infants with blocked tear duct: probing the obstruction immediately or waiting to see if the condition goes away on its own after six months, as is often the case.

  • Michael Iuvone Joins Emory Eye Center as Director of Research

    P. Michael Iuvone, PhDMay 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 September 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

    P. Michael Iuvone, PhD 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 Emory Eye Center 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's 11th Annual RB Picnic Celebrates Lives of Children Who Have Survived Eye Cancer

    P. Michael Iuvone, PhDApril 20, 2009 | (ATLANTA)  The eleventh annual RB Picnic, coordinated by Emory Eye Center, will be held from  9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at WD Thompson Park, off Mason Mill Road in Decatur. This very special event promises a day of fun and celebration for both the young patients and their families who have faced this formerly fatal childhood cancer of the eye called retinoblastoma (RB).

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