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2019 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our latest group of researchers!


UIC
Supervised machine learning based multi-task artificial intelligence classification of retinopathies

Loyola
LENSTAR Measurement Variation Over Time: Implications For Preoperative Assessment

Loyola
Corneal Hysteresis and Systemic Biomarkers: A Novel Approach to the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Loyola
Effects of chronic alcohol on oxidative stress levels in ocular tissues

Northwestern
Quantifying and Analyzing Color Deficiencies in Patients with Optic Neuropathies

Loyola
Effects of astrocyte-derived exosomes on neuronal survival in a model for exfoliation glaucoma    

Loyola
Subconjunctival Chemotherapeutic Delivery by Fibrin Sealant in the Treatment of Retinoblastoma

UIC
Understanding the corneal transcriptome during HSV type-1 infection

Rush University
UV-activated Flourescent Lighting Images as a Practical Screen for Night Blindness

Northwestern University
Quantifying Microvascular Abnormalities in Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

Northwestern
Efficacy of weekly adalimumab in patients with noninfectious uveitis

UIC
Setting the Stage to Improve Care of Patients with Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

UIC
Effect of oral curcumin supplementation on choriocappillaris and drusen characteristics measured by multimodal retinal imaging in dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients

ICO
The validity of tele-optometry in the comprehensive eye examination; a pilot study

UIC
The role of plasmalemma vesicle-associated protein in angiogenesis and the effect of curcumin in age-related macular degeneration

Loyola
Longitudinal Evaluation of Meibomian Glands in Stem Cell Transplant Patients through Meibography

Northwestern
Perceived versus Actual Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy

Loyola
Effect of aspirin on VEGF expression and barrier function in retinal pigment epithelium cells

UIC
Mechanotransduction of Corneal Limbal Epithelial Cells on Silk Films: A Possibility to "Engineer" Stemness

Northwestern
Role of Flt3 signaling in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration and animal models of choroidal neovascularization  

U of C 
Dark adaptation on optical coherence tomography in diabetic patients without retinopathy

UIC
A Study Investigating Aqueous Humor as a Prognostic Mediator in Uveal Melanoma

Northwestern
Dark adaptation on optical coherence tomography in diabetic patients without retinopathy

Award Winners

MD Student - Northwestern University - Donna J. Dreiske Award
MD, PhD Student - University of Illinois at Chicago - James A. McKechnie Award
Resident - Northwestern University - Helen and Wesley E. Bass, Jr. Award

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Minhaj Alam

UIC

Supervised machine learning based multi-task artificial intelligence classification of retinopathies

Michael Beyer

Loyola

LENSTAR Measurement Variation Over Time: Implications For Preoperative Assessment

Cindy Cruz Alvarez

Loyola

Corneal Hysteresis and Systemic Biomarkers: A Novel Approach to the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Jonathan Eby

Loyola

Effects of chronic alcohol on oxidative stress levels in ocular tissues

David Gu

Northwestern

Quantifying and Analyzing Color Deficiencies in Patients with Optic Neuropathies

Harsh Hariani

Loyola

Effects of astrocyte-derived exosomes on neuronal survival in a model for exfoliation glaucoma

 

 

Christopher Himes

Loyola

Subconjunctival Chemotherapeutic Delivery by Fibrin Sealant in the Treatment of Retinoblastoma

Aqsa Iqbal

UIC

Understanding the corneal transcriptome during HSV type-1 infection

Rhona Ke

Rush University

UV-activated Flourescent Lighting Images as a Practical Screen for Night Blindness

Claire Kwan

Northwestern University

Quantifying Microvascular Abnormalities in Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

Jennifer Lee

Northwestern

Efficacy of weekly adalimumab in patients with noninfectious uveitis

Yueru Li

UIC

Setting the Stage to Improve Care of Patients with Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

Rajvi Mehta

UIC

Effect of oral curcumin supplementation on choriocappillaris and drusen characteristics measured by multimodal retinal imaging in dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients

Christina Morettin

ICO

The validity of tele-optometry in the comprehensive eye examination; a pilot study

Aishwarya Pastapur

UIC

The role of plasmalemma vesicle-associated protein in angiogenesis and the effect of curcumin in age-related macular degeneration

Sinthu Ranjan

Loyola

Longitudinal Evaluation of Meibomian Glands in Stem Cell Transplant Patients through Meibography

Sahej Samra

Northwestern

Perceived versus Actual Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy

Johana Santa Maria

Loyola

Effect of aspirin on VEGF expression and barrier function in retinal pigment epithelium cells

Michael Sun

UIC

Mechanotransduction of Corneal Limbal Epithelial Cells on Silk Films: A Possibility to “Engineer” Stemness

Special Award

James A. McKechnie Award for Highest Rated Application for a PhD student or fellow
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Rob Tauscher

Northwestern

Role of Flt3 signaling in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration and animal models of choroidal neovascularization

 

Special Award

Helen and Wesley E. Bass, Jr. Award for the Highest Rated AMD Application
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Elise Timtim

U of C 

Dark adaptation on optical coherence tomography in diabetic patients without retinopathy

Ivy Zhu

UIC

A Study Investigating Aqueous Humor as a Prognostic Mediator in Uveal Melanoma

Yi Stephanie Zhang

Northwestern

Dark adaptation on optical coherence tomography in diabetic patients without retinopathy

C. Claire Kwan

MD Student - Northwestern University - Donna J. Dreiske Award

Michael G. Sun

MD, PhD Student - University of Illinois at Chicago - James A. McKechnie Award

Robert G. Tauscher, MD

Resident - Northwestern University - Helen and Wesley E. Bass, Jr. Award