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

Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award 2018
Dr. Tayyaba Hasan has been named the 2018 recipient of the Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. 

The Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of innovative, high impact technologies.  The award particularly honors pioneering contributions to optical methods and devices that have facilitated advancements in biology or medicine. 

The award will be presented to Dr. Hasan at the Photonics West meeting January 2018.

2018 Bullock Postdoctoral Fellowship
We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Bullock Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Proposal deadline: 5:00 pm – November 1, 2017
Award decision: December 22, 2017

PhD, MD and MD PhD research fellows are eligible for this award. Criteria for funding are scientific quality, an enabling collaboration that might not occur otherwise, potential medical and scientific impact, and career development of the Fellow.

Candidate must be at the postdoctoral training level at the time of the award.

Combined mentorship and collaboration between two Harvard Medical School faculty members, at least one of whom is based at the Wellman Center, is required. An external collaborator is preferred. It is anticipated that the fellow will perform the majority of their research at the Wellman Center.

The Fellowship will provide one year of support. An award of up to $60,000 direct costs is anticipated. The award will be administered by the Wellman Center. Funds may be used for stipend (minimum effort 60%), fringe benefits and research supplies.

The fellowship will begin on or about January 1, 2018 and is intended for one year. The fellowship review committee will consider a one-time 6 month no cost extension (maximum project duration, 18 consecutive months). Any remaining funds at the end of the award period will be forfeited.

For additional information and instructions regarding the application, process please refer to the announcement.

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)