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2012 Beem Fisher Awards
First place – Samir Vira, MD (Loyola), "Textural Interface Opacity after Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK): A report of 30 cases and possible etiology"
Second place – Anita P. Vin, MD (Loyola), "Omental Stromal Cell Transplantation For the Management of Corneal Alkali Burn Injury in a Rat Model"
Third place – Hajirah Saeed, MD (Loyola), "The Association Between Diabetes Mellitus and Primary Open Angle Glaucoma"
2011 Beem Fisher Awards
First place – Maylon Hsu, MD (Loyola), "Indications and Outcomes of Amniotic Membranes in Acute Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis"
Second place – Matthew Welch, MD (Loyola), "Attitudes and Perspectives on Ophthalmology Resident Training: The APORT Study Series Pilot Study"
Third place – Clement C. Chow, MD (UIC), "Structural and Functional Correlation in Sickle Cell Retinopathy using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope Microperimetry"
2010 Beem Fisher Awards
First place– Ajay Singh MBBS, MS (University of Chicago), "Polyethylene Hydrogel Polymar Sealant for Closure of Sutureless Sclerotomies: A Histologic and Invitro Study"
Second place– Omar Punjabi, MD (Northwestern), "Imaging Characteristics of Macular Pigment Epithelial Detachments and Response to Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy"
Third place– Donny Hoang, MD (UIC), "Foveal Splaying and Outer Retinal Thinning in Asymptomatic Sickle Cell Patients as Demonstrated by Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography"
2009 Beem Fisher Awards 1st Place - Donny Hoang MD, University of Illinois at Chicago: "Homotypic, Heterotypic and Heteromeric Gap Junctional Channels Formed by Connexin Proteins Expressed in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells."
2nd Place - Daniel Kiernan MD, University of Chicago: "The Association of Anti-platlets and Anticoagulants with Intraocular Hemorrhage in Patients with Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration.”
3rd Place - Dovilan Wyatt MD, Stroger Hospital of Cook County: “Distribution of DNA Sequence Variants in C018A2 in Glaucoma Patients with Thin OCT.”
2008 Beem-Fisher Awards
1st Place - Shuchi Patel, MD, University of Chicago, "Use of Optical Coherence Tomography to Determine Relationship between Optic Disc Diameter and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness"
2nd Place - Lisa M. Nijm, MD JD, University of Illinois-Chicago, "Hydrophilic IOLs-The Future of Intraocular Drug Delivery?" 3rd Place (tie) - Nils A. Loewen, MD, Northwestern University, "Durable Multi-Gene Lentiviral Vector Expression in Feline and Non-Human Primate Trabecular Meshwork" and Patrick Tsai, MD, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, "Intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) in patients with high risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy"
2007 Beem-Fisher Awards
1st Place - Terry Alexandrou, MD, University of Chicago, "Reduction of Preoperative Conjunctival Bacterial Flora with the Use of Mupirocin Nasal Ointment"; 2nd Place - Jeremy Keenan, MD, University of Illinios-Chicago, "Granulomatous inflammation in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis" 3rd Place - Janet Lee, MD, "Objective Measurement of Periocular Pigmentation."
2006 Beem-Fisher Awards
1st Place (tie) - Michael Rubin, MD, University of Chicago - Efficacy of Topical Cyclosporine .05% in the Treatment of Posterior Blepharitis; and Nils Loewen, MD, Northwestern University - VLDLR and TRIB3 is Expressed in Rat Müller Cells And Upregulated in Hypoxia. 2nd Place - Nina Goyal, MD, Rush University - Comparison of Preoperative and Postoperative IOP Measurements in LASIK Patients Using the Proview Eye Pressure Monitor and Goldmann Applanation Tonometry. 3rd Place - Derrick Montgomery, MD, Loyola University - Scotopic Pupil Size and the Level of Pre-operative Myopia as they Relate to the Starburst Phenomenon following Laser Vision Correction.
2005 Beem-Fisher Awards
1st Place: Sophie X. Deng, MD, University of Illinois-Chicago; "Methotrexate Appeared to Reduce the Complications of Endophthalmitis from Intravitreal Injection Compared to Dexamethasone in a Rabbit Model"
2nd Place: Christine Delany, MD, Loyola University Medical Center; "In Vitro Study of the Efficacy of Chlorhexidine in the Management of Infectious Keratitis"
3rd Place: Rukhsana G. Mirza, MD, Loyola University Medical Center; "The Role of Lamellar Dissection in Fibrin Glue Secured Conjunctivolimbal Autografts (CLAU) in a Rabbit Model"
2004 Beem-Fisher Awards
1st Place: Jared Nielsen, MD, Loyola University Medical Center; "Effect of Neurotrophic Growth Factors on Porcine Retinal Stem Cell Proliferation in Vitro"
2nd Place: John Pak, MD, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary; "Superior Tarsectomy Augments Super-Maximum Levator Resection in the Correction of Severe Blepharoptosis with Poor Levator Function"
3rd Place: Ahsan Khan, MD, Loyola University Medical Center; "Microbial Cultures of the Microkeratome Blade Immediately Following Flap Construction in Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis"
2003 Beem-Fisher Awards
1st Place: Lili Farrokh-Siar, MD, The University of Chicago; "Retinal Pigment Epithelium-The Effect of Indocyanine Green on Humans"
2nd Place: Surendra Basti, MD, Northwestern University Medical Center; "Prospective Comparison of Corneal Re-epithelialization Over the Stromal and Basement Membrane Surfaces of Preserved Human Amniotic Membrane"
3rd Place: Ahsan Khan, MD, Loyola University Medical Center; "Isolation of Porcine Retinal Stem Cells"
2002 Beem-Fisher Awards
1st Place: Lili Farrokh-Siar, MD, The University of Chicago; "The Effect of Interferons on Retinal Pigment Epithelium Induced Apoptosis in Human T-Cells"
2nd Place: Paul Riske, MD Loyola University Medical Center; "A Comparison of Topical Chlorhexidine, Ciprofloxacin, and Fortified Tobramycin/Cefazolin in Rabbit Models of Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas Keratitis"
3rd Place: Sandeep Grover, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago; "Variability of Full-Field Electroretinogram Responses in Subjects Without Diffuse Photoreceptor Cell Disease"