The following are recent instances of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine and Wellman Center researchers being covered by the media.

Rox Anderson, MD featured in the Boston Globe
Scott Kirsner, a Globe Columnist, featured Rox Anderson, MD in an article describing him as "one of the most important medical entrepreneurs you've never heard of." Mr. Kirsner speaks of technology that he and the Wellman Center has developed and in world wide use, including some every day products as well as some of the companies that have launched as a result of the innovation that come out of the lab.

This link is a PDF printout of the article that appeared on April 14, 2017.


ARVO Outstanding Poster Award
Congratulations to Sheldon J.J. Kwok, a MD/PhD Candidate, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology, HMS under the supervision of Dr. Andy Yun for winning the outstanding poster award at this year's Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) conference in Baltimore, MD. He won the award for his work on flexible optical waveguides for scleral crosslinking, selected from over 200 posters in the category of Anatomy & Pathology/Oncology.


2017 ASLMS Best of Cutaneous Applications Session
Congratulations to Arisa E. Ortiz, M.D.,1 R. Rox Anderson, M.D.,2,3 Catherine DiGiorgio, MD,2,3 Faiza Shafiq, MBBS,1 and Mathew M. Avram, M.D., J.D.2,3 who where awarded "The Best Clinical Abstract Award for the 2017 American Society for Laser Surgical Medicine Meeting" in San Diego, California.
Title: An Expanded Study Of Long-Pulsed 1064nm Nd:Yag Laser Treatment Of Basal Cell Carcinoma
The study "AN EXPANDED STUDY OF LONG-PULSED 1064nm Nd:YAG LASER TREATMENT OF BASAL CELL CARCINOMA" won the 2017 ASLMS Best of Cutaneous Applications Session. The objective of this larger study was to confirm preliminary results of previously conducted pilot study that the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser is a safe and effective method for treating BCC off the face. They concluded that the 1064 nm long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser is a safe, scarless and effective alternative for treating BCC off the face for those that are poor surgical candidates. The results will be presented at this year's ASLMS meeting in San Diego.

1UC San Diego, San Diego, CA 92122 (AEO, FS)
2Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 (RRA, CDG, MMA)
3Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Boston, MA 02114 (RRA, CDG, MMA)