• Sep132014

    Fourth Annual Northwest Lions Gained in Translation Summit Meeting

    Fourth Annual ‘Northwest Lions Gained in Translation’ Summit Meeting
    September 13, 2014
    South Lake Union Research Laboratories 

    The University of Washington, Department of Ophthalmology, in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology at University of British Columbia, will host the fourth annual ‘Northwest Lions Gained in Translation’ summit meeting on September 13, 2014, at the new South...

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  • Sep112014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    Join Camille Jassny and Charles Nathan to learn about the role that Guide Dogs play in the lives of people that are low-vision or blind. Find out more about what the medical community can do for their patients when they are facing vision loss and what can help them prepare to receive a Guide Dog, if they make that choice. Puppy raisers and puppies in training will be on hand.


    The mission of Guide Dogs for...

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  • Jul222014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    Mark Bathum, Paralympian

    U.S. Parlympics Alpine Skiing National Team

    Two-time Paralympic silver medalist Mark Bathum, diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition that causes a loss of all peripheral vision, took away silver in the men's visually impaired class to lead Team USA to four top-10 finishes in the men’s super-G competition at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.  Bathum (Seattle, Wash.)...

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  • Jun122014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    Come to a Q&A With Representative Cyrus Habib and learn about the Life Science Discovery Fund

    He is a Rhodes Scholar, a Truman Scholar, and a graduate of Columbia University (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa), Oxford University, and Yale Law School, where he served as Editor of the Yale Law Journal.   Rep. Cyrus Habib of the 48th District, lost his eyesight to cancer at age eight but clearly the absence of sight has not deterred him from...

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  • Jun72014

    Dr. Daniel F. Martin Chairman, Cole Eye Institute, Ophthalmology Cleveland Clinic

    Dr. Daniel F. Martin is the 2014 recipient of the Roger H Johnson Macular Degeneration Award. The late Dr. Johnson endowed this cash award, which is given every other year through the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, to stimulate clinical and basic science research related to the pathogenesis or treatment of age related macular degeneration (AMD).

    Dr. Martin’s contributions to the treatment of AMD through the CATT trial and other work has been a major milestone...

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  • May132014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    The Himalayan Cataract Project

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at noon

    908 Jeferson Street - 7th Floor Coference Room

    Imagine bringing the gift of sight to hundreds of people a day in developing countries where malnutrition, inadequate health and education services, poor water quality and lack of sanitation are the norm. That's exactly what Dr. Richard Munsen, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at...

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  • Apr212014

    UW Medicine launches multi-media health and wellness initiative


    UW Medicine launched a multi-media initiative on April 1 to provide consumers with health and wellness information. In partnership with Fisher Communications (now Sinclair), UW Medicine Health will also increase awareness of the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs at UW Medicine. 

    “In support of our mission to improve the health of the public, UW Medicine recognizes the need to encourage each member of our community to take responsibility for their...

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  • Mar252014

    Modern Medicine of the Eye - UW Medicine Eye Institute

    What is an Eye Institute

    Join Dr. Van Gelder, director of the UW Medicine Eye Institute and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, as he talks about the formation of the Eye Institute and the exciting ways we are transforming vision research at UW Medicine. Dr. Van Gelder will share research updates on our progress using stem cell therapy, gene therapy, chemical reanimation and other approaches to treat blinding eye diseases. 

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  • Mar142014

    Vision Science Lecture Series

    Joan & Gordon Bergy Lecture/Vadim Arshavsky, Duke

    March 14, 2014, Magnuson Health Sciences Building, T639

    Vadim Arshavsky is Professor and Scientific Director of Duke Ophthalmology Research. Currently, he is pursuing four experimental directions—molecular mechanisms responsible for the high temporal resolution of vision, the biological role and cellular mechanisms of light-driven translocations of signaling proteins in the photoreceptor, patterns of intracellular...

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  • Feb72014

    Vision Science Lecture Series

    Joan & Gordon Bergy Lecture/Dennis Clegg, UCSB

    February 7, 2014 - South Lake Union Research Facilities, E130

    Dennis Clegg is currently Executive Director of Strategy, Planning and Operations at the UCSB Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering. He is a member of the UCSB Neuroscience Research Institute and is a founding member of the Southern California Consortium for Regenerative Eye Research. Current research is focused on...

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