In this interview from ASRS 2018, Dr. Huang discusses his study exploring the use of OCT angiography (OCT-A) to identify patients at high risk for progression to exudation.

The COOL Lab Welcomes Two New Visiting Scholars!


Jie Wang (left) is an international visiting student. He is also a master's student of University of Jinan. Jie’s research interests are digital image processing and pattern recognition.


Li Liu (right) is a visiting student from Shandong Normal University in Jinan, Shandong and is doing her master’s degree in Shandong Normal University. Li's research focuses on medical image segmentation and registration, optical coherence tomography.

Dr. Jia receives Grant Funding


October 1, 2014 - Dr. Jia receives a 3-year NIH/NIDDK DP3 grant (DK104397, $1,036,724) to develop Functional Optical Cherence Tomography-drived Biomarkers for Diabetic Retinopathy. Congratulations!


September 1, 2014 - Dr. Jia receives a 4-year NIH/NEI R01 grant (EY024544, $ 1,525,960) to develop OCT Angiography for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degenration. Congratulations!


The Cool Lab Welcomes Two New Research Assitant Proffessors


Oct 1, 2013 – Welcome new faculty Gangjun Liu.


Feb 1, 2013Dr. Jia was promoted as faculty. Congratulations!

American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting


Dr. David Huang was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society in May 2014.


Dr. David Huang is presented with the Jonas Friedenwald Award at ARVO


Dr. David Huang was presented with the Jonas Friedenwald Award at ARVO's 2013 Annual Meetng held in Seattle, WA.  The Friedenwald  Award is presented annually by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) to recognize outstanding research in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology. 


Dr. Huang was presented wth the award after which he gave the Friedenwald Lecture and spoke on the topic of Structural and Functional Optical Coherence Tomography.  The lecture was followed by an award reception which was attended by many friends and colleagues.

Also at ARVO, Dr. Huang's mentor and friend, Dr. James G. Fujimoto, gave the Champalimaud Award Lecture.

Chenxing Zhang's research fellowship experience in the COOL Lab


Chenxing Zhang is an ophthalmologist in the Southwest eye hospital (西南眼科医院, Chongqing, China). After completing his MD degree in China, he wanted to specialized in cornea thus he applied for a 2-year international research fellowship in the COOL Lab to study corneal surgeries and related clinical research. His application was approved in 2012 and he just completed the fellowship in 2014.


Chenxing’s research work focused on femtosecond laser-assisted corneal surgeries. During his 18 months stay, Chenxing finished one case report about INTACS complication and one journal article about inverted-side cut lamellar keratoplasty as the first author. Meanwhile, he observed varies types of corneal surgeries once every two weeks including PTK, Femto-LASIK, INTACS, IEK, and femtosecond laser-assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty. He also worked laboratory and clinical studies related to LASIK nomogram design, anterior lamellar keratoplasty, and early keratoconus diagnosis.


Chenxing believes that the experience gained in the COOL Lab will not only be helpful in learning the latest surgical techniques in LASIK and laser-assisted corneal surgeries but also be helpful in future analysis of the large amount of clinical data on LASIK and keratoconus in the Southwest eye hospital.

Champalimaud Vision Award

(OHSU Press Release)


David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University, received the 2012 Champalimaud Vision Award during a ceremony held in Lisbon, Portugal, on September 14, 2012, along with colleagues James G. Fujimoto, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A, University of Southern California; Joel S. Schuman, M.D., FACS, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Eric A. Swanson, M.S., NinePoint Medical, Inc.; and David R. Williams, Ph.D., University of Rochester. 


The award was received for developing new approaches to visualizing the living human retina in health and disease: optical coherence tomography, or OCT, and adaptive optics technologies, or AO.   The award is often called the "Nobel Prize for Vision" and is the largest monetary prize in the field of vision and one of the largest scientific and humanitarian prizes in the world.


Dr. Huang explains the history and future of OCT in the video:

History and Future of OCT from an Inventor's Prospective


For more information on the Champalimaud Foundation please click here.


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