Research Training

Research assistant in the Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory extracts DNA from a blood sample of a patient with macular degeration

Each ophthalmology resident and fellow is expected to complete a research project based on clinical or laboratory experience. Research is usually performed within the department, but can take place in another department or, occasionally, at another institution. The research interests of the faculty are varied, and many projects are in progress. Presentations of research are made annually during the Resident/Fellow Research Conference at the end of the academic year. The P.J. Leinfelder Award is given annually by a faculty committee to the resident and fellow who have made the most significant contributions in preparing and delivering their research.