Fall 2019 LEAP Challenge winners announced

Fall 2019 LEAP Challenge winners announced
It’s that time of year! We’re excited to share the winners of the Fall 2019 cycle LEAP Challenge. The Skandalaris Center’s Leadership and Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, or LEAP, provides industry connections and gap funding to teams of Washington University faculty, postdoc, staff, and graduate-student researchers and inventors. There are multiple cycles of LEAP each year.

Graduating senior to stay in St. Louis, expand nonprofit

Graduating senior to stay in St. Louis, expand nonprofit
The advice was simple and blunt: “Stop stressing out and focus on what you love.” Washington University in St. Louis senior Harsh Moolani was skeptical. As a pre-med student, Moolani believed he needed to pack his resume with clubs, activities and academic accolades. Then he considered the source: a remarkable woman with a successful career, good friends […]

Fellows to join DOVS faculty

Erin Sieck, MD and Robi Maamari, MD have accepted positions with DOVS. They will be Assistant Professors in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences starting September 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020 respectively.

Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD and Philip Ruzycki, PhD

Drs. Apte and Ruzycki received a GTAC@MGI pilot project grant. These projects were made possible by funds from the Dean of the School of Medicine, the ICTS grant, and a gift from Illumina.

Distinguished Professorship

Distinguished Professorship
Congratulations to Vladimir Kefalov, PhD has been recently been installed as Dr. Bernard Becker and Janet R. Becker Distinguished Professor in Ophthalmology

Several residents match with top fellowship programs

Several residents match with top fellowship programs
Congratulations! Chief of Ophthalmic Eye Trauma James Liu, Avinash Honasoge, and Max Dixon matched at their top fellowship programs this week! James Liu, MD - Glaucoma - Duke University Avinash Honasoge, MD, PhD - Retina - The Retina Institute, St. Louis, MO Max Dixon, MD - Glaucoma - Washington University in St. Louis Congratulations to all who matched!

Why RPB career development awards matter

Drs. Rajagopal and Margolis are featured in a new video released today thanking donors for supporting the RPB career development awards over the last 30 years. We would like to thank the RPB for supporting our young scientists over the years.  

Community Outreach: Vision Screener

Community Outreach: Vision Screener
In October 2019, Washington University School of Medicine, John F. Hardesty, MD Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences donated a Spot Vision Screener to Meramec Valley R-III (MVR-III) School District in Pacific, Missouri. The Spot Vision Screener will help the school district's Department of Student Health Services identify students with vision impairments.  Barb Heger; District […]

2019 AAO Alumni Reception

2019 AAO Alumni Reception
Thank you to all of our alumni who were able to attend our Alumni Reception this year! It was great to see everyone. Check out some pictures from our event below.   Add me to the alumni distribution list 

Dr. Vladimir Kefalov receives the 2019 Bressler Award

Dr. Vladimir Kefalov receives the 2019 Bressler Award
This weekend, Dr. Vladimir Kefalov received  the 2019 Bressler Award at the 2019 Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Pisart Seminar at the University Club of New York. Dr. Vladimir Kefalov is the recipient of the 2019 Bressler Prize, and Dr. Tiffany Schmidt is the 2019 Pisart Award honoree. “These two outstanding researchers, chosen […]