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November, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Dr. Laura Moreno-Leon

Laura Moreno-Leon, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has won the prestigious Horae Gene Therapy Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award. This award will help Dr. Moreno-Leon continue her studies on understanding the molecular underpinnings of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, a debilitating inherited blindness disorder due to the death of our light-sensing neurons called photoreceptors. Read more ›

Dr. Moreno-Leon

October, 2020

Exciting News for Dr. Bonaldi

We would like to congratulate Dr. Bonaldi for attaining her Fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). To qualify for fellowship, individuals are evaluated against the highest standards of professional competence. The FAAO letters after one’s name signifies the doctor or researcher has met the rigorous qualifications for fellowship. Read more ›

Dr. Bonaldi

October, 2020

Virtual Open House for Student Research Involvement

A virtual open house event was held for faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to meet students interested in helping with upcoming research projects. Attended by more than 20 students, including medical students at UMASS, several undergraduate students and even a couple talented high school students, both faculty and students were able to introduce themselves and mention a little bit about their research interests. Read more ›

Virtual Open House Image

September, 2020

Blind Date Event Proves Eye Opening Experience for Caregivers

Caregivers and researchers from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UMass Memorial Health Care and the University of Massachusetts Medical School are dedicated to preserving and improving the vision of our community members. Read more ›

Blind Date Event

July, 2020

Ophthalmology Residency Program Now Accepting Applications

The mission of the Ophthalmology Residency Program is to train diverse, innovative and problem-solving clinicians, educators, scholars and leaders in a supportive, scholarly and collegial environment. Our program prepares the next generation of ophthalmologists to value scholarship, compassion and the ethical practice of medicine. We will be interviewing virtually for our 2022 integrated internship PGY-1 class 11/20 & 11/21, 2020. Read more ›

Residency Program Cover Photo for Video

July, 2020