The 13th annual Gained in Translation Symposium welcomed 75 clinicians and vision scientists from the University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Oregon Health Sciences University for a day of learning at the UW South Lake Union Research Campus on Nov. 12. Presentations focused on bridging the gap between disease treatment and the latest advances in translational and basic research. Areas of synergy were identified for future collaboration between these institutions.
The keynote speaker was Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS, FARVO. Dr. Hartnett is the Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Presidential Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director of Pediatric Retina, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Neurobiology at the Moran Eye Center of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
The 2022 Helen Keller Award was presented to Tom Reh, Ph.D., professor of Biological Structure and adjunct professor of Ophthalmology at the UW. The Reh Lab studies development and regeneration, focusing on the neural retina in mice and humans. Its ongoing studies are aimed at stimulating more effective regeneration in the retina to restore vision in people that have lost their sight.
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