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Trans-NIH Angiogenesis Workshop; May 20-21, 2013
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    Portrait of Jennifer K. Sun, MD, MPH

    Jennifer K. Sun, MD, MPH
    (Harvard University and Joslin Diabetes Center)


    Dr. Jennifer Sun, an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School's Department of Ophthalmology, graduated from Harvard College and Medical School and completed her ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. From 2005-2009 she participated in the Harvard Vision Clinical Scientist K12 program and received a, MPH degree in 2007 at the Harvard School of Public Health. Since 2005 Dr. Sun has served as Chief of the Center for Clinical Eye Research and Trials of the Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center. She is the nationwide Protocol Working Investigator for the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) and, as such, is instrumental in the proposal, multilevel review, and implementation of all new DRCR.net protocols. In 2012 she was selected as one of three vice chairs for the Network. She is also a member of DRCR.net's Operations Group and Executive Committee. Dr. Sun is Section Editor of the Microvascular Complications: Retinopathy section of Current Diabetes Reports. In 2008 she received the ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Award. Dr. Sun has served as the nationwide Protocol Chair for the DRCR.net study "Evaluation of Visual Acuity Measurements in Eyes with Diabetic Macular Edema"; site Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI, or subproject PI for 14additional clinical trials; and coinvestigator of 18 other studies. Her research includes the search for protective factors against retinal complications in diabetes as well as assessment of biomarkers of diabetic retinopathy progression, including changes in retinal blood flow and the photoreceptor mosaic.


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Workshop Organizer: NIH

NCI:Nancy Emenaker, PhD, RD
Suzanne Forry-Schaudies, PhD
NHLBI: Yunling Gao, MD, PhD
NIDDK: Teresa Jones, MD

NIH - National Institutes of Health: Turning Discovery Into Health


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