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2021 Distinguished Lectures in Vision Science Series

Below is a list of the 2021 Distinguished Lectures in Vision Science Series.  All lectures will take place via zoom at 5pm – 6pm on Thursday.

February  18, 2021
J. Mark Petrash, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora CO
Web: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/ophthalmology/research/laboratory-research/faculty/mark-petrash
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Petrash+JM
Lecture Title: “Pathogenesis and Novel Therapies for Cataracts and Lens Disorders”
Host: Jack M. Sullivan, MD, PhD (js354@buffalo.edu)

March 11, 2021
Elia Duh, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Web: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/0008957/elia-duh
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=elia+duh
Lecture Title: “Semaphorin 6A and Vascular Health in Ischemic Retinopathies”
Host: Margaret DeAngelis, PhD (mmdeange@buffalo.edu)

April 15, 2021
Constance Cepko, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Web: https://eye.hms.harvard.edu/conniecepko; https://www.hhmi.org/scientists/constance-l-cepko
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Cepko+C
Lecture Title: “Development and Degeneration of Retinal Photoreceptor Cells”
Host: Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD (xmu@buffalo.edu)

May 20, 2021
Paul Sternberg, Jr., M.D.
G.W. Hale Professor & Chairman Department of Ophthalmology
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Web: https://www.vumc.org/ophthalmology/person/paul-sternberg-jr-md
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Paul+Sternberg+Jr
Lecture Title: “Regenerative Visual Neuroscience: How It Will Transform Eye Care”
Or “Anti-VEGF Treatment for Retinal Diseases: Past, Present, and Future”
Host: Steve Fliesler, PhD (fliesler@buffalo.edu)

Your vision is of utmost importance to us.

At the Ross Eye Institute, we understand the importance of continuing to meet your vision care needs. We take your health and COVID-19 precautions very seriously. Your health, and ours is of utmost importance.

- We follow the Department of Health guidelines.
- Doctors and staff undergo daily screening questions as well as temperature checks twice a day.
- Access to our facility is limited to our patients only. If a patient cannot attend their appointment on their own, an escort will also be permitted.
- Patients who arrive more than 15 minutes prior to their appointment will not be allowed inside until it gets closer to their scheduled appointment time. Please plan accordingly.
- Patient and staff touch points are sanitized between each use and logs are maintained documenting strict adherence.
- Proper mask use is strictly enforced.
- We are not allowing visits from pharmaceutical reps, vendors, or other salespersons or business associates.

Your vision care is a critical component to maintaining long-term vision health and the Ross Eye Institute remains committed to meeting your vision care needs while keeping you safe, during these uncertain times.