BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
Having witnessed first-hand my grandfather’s gradual vision loss over the last decade, I am very motivated to help contribute to the push for new and improved treatments for glaucoma. I joined Team Eye & Ear to raise awareness with others who share my passion. Also, it's always fun to run the Boston Marathon!
After completing my third year at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, I moved to Boston in the summer of 2011 in order to begin a two-year research fellowship at Mass Eye and Ear, supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Under the guidance of Dr. Douglas Rhee, I am studying the molecular pathways that contribute to the development of primary open angle glaucoma. It has been an honor for me to work with the friendly and caring staff, researchers, and patients at MEEI and I look forward to the opportunity to get to know everyone a little better over the course of the next two years.
Since 2006, Mass. Eye and Ear's marathon team, Team Eye and Ear, has raised over $1.4 million for research and patient care at Mass. Eye and Ear. in 2012, we aim to raise more than $350,000. Team Eye and Ear members bring new hope and a healthier future to people everywhere who suffer from debilitating conditions affecting sight, hearing, voice, balance, taste and smell and cancers of the eye, head and neck.
At Mass. Eye and Ear, our focus is your quality of life. We treat everything that has to do with the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck - so that you and those you care about can get more out of the world around us.
Our physicians are more than just specialists; each is also a researcher and a teacher. These doctors don't just apply the latest advances in medicine; they invent them. Together with Mass. Eye and Ear scientists, they work tirelessly to understand the root causes of diseases that both take people's lives and rob too many others of their quality of life.
Every dollar raised makes it possible for Mass. Eye and Ear to excel in clinical care, research and medical education. That, in turn, allows us to provide the finest specialty care to every person who comes through our door and to share our knowledge in order to help patients around the world.
Thank you for your support.