: ? Description: The Wilmer Institute Mentored Clinical Research Scholar Program (Wilmer CRS) is a multidisciplinary, educational effort centered in the Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, whose purpose is the provision of skills in patient--oriented research to young faculty members in the Vision Sciences, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, Genetics, and Technology Assessment, among others. Building on a successful track-record of training clinician scientists, the Wilmer CRS will formally link the existing programs administered within the department under Director Harry A. Quigley, and Wilmer CRS Program Advisory Committee Members: Douglas Jabs, Oliver Schein, Don Zack, Peter Campochiaro, and Sheila West. In addition to these faculty members, Lead Mentors will include Nathan Congdon, David Friedman, John Gottsch, Susan Vitale, Ruben Adler, Robert Massof, Kathleen Turano, James Tielsch, Joanne Katz, Irene Maumenee, Barbara Hawkins, and Curtis Meinert. The Wilmer CRS will administer didactic courses and personal mentored instruction in a wide variety of research areas to two candidates per year. ? ? ?

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Eghrari, Allen O; Vasanth, Shivakumar; Gapsis, Briana C et al. (2018) Identification of a Novel TCF4 Isoform in the Human Corneal Endothelium. Cornea 37:899-903
Hessen, Michelle M; Vahedi, Sina; Khoo, Chloe T et al. (2018) Clinical and genetic investigation of amantadine-associated corneal edema. Clin Ophthalmol 12:1367-1371
Eghrari, Allen O; Mumtaz, Aisha A; Garrett, Brian et al. (2017) Automated Retroillumination Photography Analysis for Objective Assessment of Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy. Cornea 36:44-47
Eghrari, Allen O; Vasanth, Shivakumar; Wang, Jiangxia et al. (2017) CTG18.1 Expansion in TCF4 Increases Likelihood of Transplantation in Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy. Cornea 36:40-43
Eghrari, Allen O; Vahedi, Sina; Afshari, Natalie A et al. (2017) CTG18.1 Expansion in TCF4 Among African Americans With Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 58:6046-6049
Eghrari, Allen O; Wang, Aaron; Brady, Christopher J (2017) GOOGLE CARDBOARD INDIRECT OPHTHALMOSCOPY. Retina 37:1617-1619
Eghrari, Allen O; Riazuddin, S Amer; Gottsch, John D (2016) Distinct Clinical Phenotype of Corneal Dystrophy Predicts the p.(Leu450Trp) Substitution in COL8A2. Cornea 35:587-91
Eghrari, Allen O; Riazuddin, S Amer; Gottsch, John D (2015) Overview of the Cornea: Structure, Function, and Development. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci 134:7-23
Loprinzi, Paul D; Swenor, Bonnielin K; Ramulu, Pradeep Y (2015) Age-Related Macular Degeneration Is Associated with Less Physical Activity among US Adults: Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS One 10:e0125394
Vasanth, Shivakumar; Eghrari, Allen O; Gapsis, Briana C et al. (2015) Expansion of CTG18.1 Trinucleotide Repeat in TCF4 Is a Potent Driver of Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56:4531-6

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