Awards and Honors: May 2022

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Ivana Kim, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was selected to present the Paul Henkind Memorial Lecture at the 2022 Macula Society Annual Meeting in June. This annual conference recognizes a member of the Macula Society for outstanding contributions to retinal research.

Kim’s research focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of patients with vitreoretinal disease and the development of new therapies for AMD and ocular melanoma. Kim has initiated and participates in clinical trials involving new therapeutic approaches for uveal melanoma and is evaluating circulating DNA as a biomarker of uveal melanoma progression.


Three scientists from Harvard Medical School are among 150 people recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continued achievements in original research.

The newly elected members of HMS are:

Gordon Freeman, HMS Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Kornelia Polyak, HMS Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Leonard Zon, Grousbeck Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology at Harvard

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes scientific achievement through the election of members and, along with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.


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