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

Bill Gates Picks Guillermo Tearney, MD's "Gut Probe in a Pill" as One of the 10 Inventions of Breakthrough Technologies Featured in
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Watch Bill Gates' Fox Business Interview "Top Breakthrough Technologies to Watch" – Includes Device Developed by MGH Investigator Gary Tearney.

The Women’s Dermatologic Society 7th Annual Legacy Celebration honored Lynn Drake, MD

The celebration was held on March 1, 2019 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. This year’s celebration honored Dr. Lynn Drake, Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) Past President and Founding Member of the WDS for her extensive and generous contributions to both the WDS and the field of Dermatology. Dr. Drake has served on numerous WDS committees and has received WDS awards including the Wilma Bergfield, MD Visionary & Leadership Award (2011), Rose Hirschler Award (2014) and the President’s Award (2015).

Dr. Tayyaba Hasan Elected to the National Academy of Inventors as a Fellow

The Wellman Center’s Tayyaba Hasan, PhD was elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) as a Fellow in December 2018. The formal NAI Fellows Induction Ceremony will take place at the Space Center in Houston, TX on April 11, 2019. Dr. Hasan will be formally inducted by the United State Commissioner for Patents in the National Academy of Inventors. Rox Anderson, MD (inducted in 2017) and Guillermo Tearney, MD (inducted in 2015) are also NAI Fellows.

The HST-Wellman Summer Institute for Biomedical Optics Program: June 3 - August 8, 2019

Director: Andy Yun, PhD

This intensive 10-week program provides undergraduate student participants with research experience in the field of biomedical optics. This program offers lectures, research experience, training in technical communication, academic and career guidance, as well as an opportunity to connect with other undergraduate students and peers with similar career interests. A dozen labs offer multidisciplinary projects broadly focused on the development and applications of light-based techniques for imaging, diagnosis and therapies, as well as discovery of new bio-inspired engineering principles. August 8th is the culminating Poster Day where the students will present their work in Their 1 on the MGH main campus.

Register for the 14th Annual Harvard Medical School CME

Laser & Aesthetic Skin Therapy: What's the Truth?
October 4 - 5, 2019
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Boston, MA

Directors: Rox Anderson, MD and Mathew Avram, MD

Offered by MGH Dermatology and Wellman Center for Photomedicine. For more information visit