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Aug. 1, 2017

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Nov. 11 - 14
New Orleans, La.
Booth 3513 

Society for Neuroscience 
Nov. 11 - 15
Washington, D.C.
Booth 3316

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Kang-Mieler recognized by PAAO
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Kang-Mieler recognized by PAAO

Jennifer J. Kang-Mieler, PhD, FARVO, will be presented with the Paul Kayser/RRF Global Award at the XXXIII Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology Aug. 9 - 12 in Lima, Peru. The award is presented by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology to recognize a vision science professional whose work has made a significant new contribution to knowledge about improving vision and prevention of blindness.

Kang-Mieler, associate professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, is being honored for her research project: A novel microsphere-hydrogel ocular drug delivery system for anti- vascular endothelial growth factors (anti-VEGFs). In conjunction with the award, Kang-Mieler will present a lecture on her research on Friday, Aug. 11, 9:30 – 10am.

The $50,000 award, which is funded by the Retina Research Foundation, will advance Kang-Mieler’s research. Specifically, she plans to continue her studies into the development of a drug delivery platform that encapsulates and releases anti-VEGF agents from biodegradable microspheres and thermo-responsive hydrogels for more than six months.

Kang-Mieler currently serves on the ARVO Board of Trustees representing the Retina Scientific Section.


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