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Dr. Emily Patterson, ophthalmology postdoctoral fellow, wins MIT Outstanding Poster Award

Dr. Emily Patterson, ophthalmology postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Advanced Ocular Imaging Program, won the MIT Outstanding Poster Award at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2019 Meeting
Emily Patterson, PhD, won the MIT Outstanding Poster Award at ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Dr. Patterson won the award in the Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics category for her poster, “Differences in axial eye length and retinal structure between patients with achromatopsia and blue cone monochromacy.” Abstracts are submitted ahead of the annual meeting and MIT first authors of the top five scored abstracts from each scientific section and cross-sectional group become eligible for consideration as award recipients and participate in the MIT Outstanding Poster Award Competition during the annual meeting. One award recipient is selected from each scientific section and cross-sectional group. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Advanced Ocular Imaging Program, Dr. Patterson’s work provides critical data regarding the involvement of cone photoreceptor function in the pathogenesis of myopia. This was Dr. Patterson's third nomination and first win.