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

Lester Wolfe Workshop in Laser Biomedicine
Biomedical optics and photonics is increasingly being utilized in the field of biosensors, with the ability to probe, analyze and quantify important biomolecules and biological processes. The 2014 fall Lester Wolfe Workshop will examine applications of carbon nanomaterials, Forster resonance energy transfer in microscopy, and cover two examples of the growing trend to use the ubiquitous smartphone as a diagnostic device.

See the flyer for more information on this workshop.


Women's Dermatologic Society President's Award
The Women's Dermatologic Society, founded in 1973, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to Dermatology and society. The Society relies on the active participation of its members to promote leadership, advocate excellence in patient care and education, and to promote the highest ethical standards.

The President's Award is given at the discretion of the President of the WDS to an individual who supported the President in an extraordinary way during her term to help make the Society a better organization.

Lynn received this prestigious Award at the Society's Annual Luncheon, held at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in San Francisco.


President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
Dr. Mathew Avram, affiliated faculty member of Wellman Center, has been elected President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) for 2017. The election was by vote of the 4,000 members of the multidisciplinary society. Dr. Avram will serve as Vice President in 2015 and President-Elect in 2016.

ASLMS is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care by advancing laser applications and other energy-based technologies. ASLMS' membership includes physicians and surgeons representing more than 51 medical specialties, physicists involved with product development, biomedical engineers, biologists and equipment manufacturers. There are over 700 international members of ASLMS.



Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Congratulations to Heebeom Koo, PhD. He was selected to receive the Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the MGH ECOR (Executive Committee on Research of Massachusetts General Hospital).