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Get to Know Albert Jun, MD, PhD — Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

6/13/2024

Albert S. Jun, MD, PhD, a distinguished academic clinician, educator, and researcher, was appointed as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology on May 6, 2024. Dr. Jun came to UVA…

Albert S. Jun, MD, PhD, Appointed as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

1/16/2024

The University of Virginia School of Medicine has named Albert S. Jun, MD, PhD, a leader in revolutionizing how corneal transplants are performed, to chair its Department of Ophthalmology. He…

Drs. Ambati & Gelfand Describe How Sex is Impeding Medical Progress

11/17/2023

Medical research that could improve patient outcomes and transform treatments is being hindered by a lack of genetic research tools that consider biological sex, two UVA School of Medicine experts…

Research in Motion – Jayakrishna Ambati, MD

9/12/2023

Video by Harry Moxley "My team and I tackle something called inflammation and how it promotes aging in diseases like Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and diabetes, and we’ve been able…

Drs. Ambati, MD & Gelfand Cytosolic DNAs In Age-Related Disorders

9/12/2023

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3.14 million grant to Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, and Bradley Gelfand, PhD, to further their research into cytosolic DNAs in aging and age-related…

Bradley Gelfand, PhD Awarded $2.6 Million Grant to Study Sex-Specific Responses to IgG1 Antibodies on Growth of Blood Vessels

6/30/2023

Bradley Gelfand, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, was awarded a $2.6 million grant for a study titled “Mechanistic basis of sexual dimorphism in antigen-independent IgG1 angiogenesis…

Discovery of Potential New Way to Prevent Vision Loss

2/23/2023

UVA Health School of Medicine scientists have discovered an unknown contributor to harmful blood vessel growth in the eye that could lead to new treatments for blinding macular degeneration and…

Drs. Ambati and Gelfand Receive $3.1M R01 Grant from NIH

10/26/2022

The NIH has awarded a $3.1M grant to Jayakrishna Ambati, MD and Bradley Gelfand, PhD to research their exciting discovery that “jumping genes” called SINE elements have increased activity in…

Dr. Cusick featured in The Daily Progress Ask The Expert

10/14/2022

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that causes damage to the blood vessels of the retina — the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back part of the eye that…

UVA Health Blog: What Is a Diabetic Eye Exam? Do I Need One?

10/14/2022

Annual eye exams are an important part of staying healthy. This is especially true if you have diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people over 40, according…