Seely Receives ARVO Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Travel Award

Congratulations to Duke Medical Student Mason Seely on receiving the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Travel Award for the ARVO 2022 annual meeting, the premiere gathering for eye and vision scientists at all career stages, students, and those in affiliated fields to share the latest research findings and collaborate on innovative solutions.
Seely presented her project title "Associations between oxygen supplementation and choroid thickness in preterm infants."
This past year, Mason has been conducting research under the guidance of Lejla Vajzovic, MD in Duke's ophthalmology department, She has been been at the forefront of an Investigator Initiated Clinical Trial exploring the use of a corticosteroid depot called DEXTENZA in pediatric retinal surgery. She wrote the protocol, internal IRB, and consent forms for this trial and has been the primary consultant with the study liaison from Ocular Therapeutix. In addition to this project, She has written several abstracts and case reports that were accepted for presentation and publication.
Her most recent work looking at choroid structural changes in preterm infants was accepted for paper presentation at ARVO 2022. In addition to the Jack McGovern travel grant, she was awarded travel funding from ARVO directly to attend this conference and present in person."
Great work under the mentorship of Lejla Vajzovic, MD!