HONORS & AWARDS
2022 Paulus lab featured in collaborative research in Drug Discovery News article based on our Nature Nanotechnology paper “Laser-induced nanobubbles safely ablate vitreous opacities in vivo” on a new nanoparticle/laser treatment of floaters
2022 Postdoctoral fellow V. Phuc Nguyen recipient of ARVO Travel Grant! Congratulations Phuc!
2022 Dr. Paulus was interviewed on ReachMD in their Eye on Ocular Health series on the importance of early diagnosis in retinal diseases
2022 Two of our group ARVO abstracts Azzouz and Nguyen selected as “Hot Topics”! Congratulations Lyna and Phuc!
2022 Postdoctoral fellow V. Phuc Nguyen 2nd place winner of the Journal of Biomedical Optics(JBO)/neurophotonics 3 minute poster competition at SPIE Photonics West Conference! Congratulations Phuc!
2022 Dr. Paulus received Senior Member Designation by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2021 Ben Young, MD, MS, received a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship! Congratulations Ben!
2021 Ben Young, MD, MS, received a Knights Templar Eye Foundation Travel Grant to cover presentation at the ARVO 2021 Annual Meeting! Congratulations Ben!
2021 Jessica Henry received an ARVO Travel Grant Recipient! Congratulations Jessica!
2020 Peter Zhao, MD, received a grant from the VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation titled “Use of deep learning for automated detection and segmentation of nonperfusion and neovascularization on ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography of diabetic retinopathy". Thank you VRSF and congratulations Peter!
2020 Dr. Paulus received the Optical Society of America Senior Member Designation by OSA Board of Directors
2020 Dr. Paulus received the 2020 ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Award
2019 Postdoctoral fellow Phuc Nguyen, PhD, was the winner of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition at the Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics Conference! Congratulations Phuc!
2019 BME 599 Team EnVision selected from the University of Michigan for BMEidea national competition
2019 BME 599 Team EnVision received 3rd place in the national BMEidea competition
2019 Our group's work on smartphone-based fundus photography with AI was featured on Eye Research – an equal partner by Julian Jackson from Visionbridge
2019 Tapan Patel, MD, PhD, received the Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship! Congratulations Tapan!
2019 Undergraduate Julia Fu selected to the MCubed Scholars Program for her research
2019 Our group's work on detection of diabetic retinopathy using artificial intelligence and smartphone imaging was featured on Memphis Radio 89.3, Eye On Vision
2019 Our group's ARVO presentation on the combination of artificial intelligence and smartphone imaging was mentioned in the American Academy of Ophthalmology weekly digest, in The University of Michigan Health Lab, and in The Economic Times
2019 Undergraduate Sydney Jones received a research grant for her research
2018 Our group received two grants from the National Eye Institute! Thank you NIH and NEI!
2018 Our group was featured in Optics and Photonics News “Year in Optics” highlighting the most exciting optics research to emerge in the preceding year
2018 Tapan Patel, MD, PhD, received 5th place in the Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program titled “Smartphone-based Fundus Photography for Screening of Plus-disease Retinopathy of Prematurity”
2018 Dr. Paulus was selected as America’s Top Ophthalmologists 2018 from the Consumers’ Research Council of America
2017 Tapan Patel, MD, PhD, receives the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Career-Starter Research Grant for “Smartphone-based wide-field fundus photography for diagnosis and telemedicine in pediatric retinal diseases.”
2017 Our group receives an Alliance for Vision Research Grant! Thank you Alliance for Vision Research!
2017 Dr. Paulus selected as one of 21 new members of the Macula Society
2017 Dr. Paulus selected as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons
2017 iSurgery team received Honorable Mention in the 2017 BMEidea Competition
2017 Biomedical Engineering 599 Team iSurgery selected from University of Michigan for BMEidea national competition
2017 Dr. Paulus was selected as a Top Doctor, America’s Top Ophthalmologists, and Marquis’ Who’s Who
2016 Our group receives a Fight for Sight – International Retinal Research Foundation Grant! Thank you Fight for Sight & International Retinal Research Foundation!
2016 Our group receives a National Eye Institute Grant! Thank you National Eye Institute!
2016 Kellogg Eye Center Grand Blanc April 2016 Employee of the Month
2016 Retinal Pharmacotherapeutics book was first author in chapter won the British Medical Association Medical Book Award 2016 'highly commended' in the category internal medicine
2016 Dr. Paulus selected to FIRST (Fostering Innovative Retina Stars of Tomorrow)
2016 ARVO abstract selected as “Hot Topic”, awarded to only 2% of abstracts
2016 Our group receives a University of Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Grant! Thank you MTRAC!
2016 Our group receives a University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship Dean’s Engineering Translational Prototype Research Fund Grant! Thank you UM Center for Entrepreneurship!
2015 Dr. Paulus receives the 2015 Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award from the Macula Society