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ARCS Seeds Promising Research at Moran

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The February edition of the John A. Moran Eye Center Focus magazine contains an article about ARCS Scholar Bradley Jacobsen.   The article is reprinted here with permission.  ARCS Utah is so proud to be a sponsor of Dr. Jacobsen's research.

"First-year ophthalmology resident Bradely H. Jacobsen, MD, is focused on the retina--specifically on researching alternative treatments for patients with retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer most common in children.

As Moran Eye Center's latest Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholar, he now has the support he needs to continue his reasearch while completing his residency.

Each year, the ARCS Foundation awards $15,000 to a first-year resident to support ongoing research so that residents don't have to put their work on hold.  Moran matches the award for the following two years of residency, providing a total of $45,000 for a young researcher who shows exceptional promise.  

Jacobsen earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and completed his intern year in gneral surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

At UC Irvine, he founded the International Ultrasound Project, which uses medical students to teach ultrasound and conduct research in Mwanza, Tanzania.  He also received a $60,000 John Tu grant to initiate what has now become an integrated medical education course at a Mwanza medical school.  

In addition to his retinoblastoma research, Joacobsen is investigating the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic imaging device in low-resource settings.  He plans to continue his research at Moran, combining it with his ongoing passion for furthering high-quality care in underserved areas."

Dr. Jacobsen is shown in the bottom photo with Randall J Olson MD, and Jeff Pettrey, MD.