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Faculty Innovators are Celebrated

The 6th annual Celebration of Innovation returned in a hybrid format for 2021 with both attendees and award recipients participating in person and virtually. PCI’s Managing Director John Swartley welcomed attendees and introduced the keynote speaker, Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, the F.M. Kirby Professor of Ophthalmology at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics.

A world leader and pioneering physician-scientist in the field of retinal gene therapy, Dr. Bennett’s discoveries led to the first FDA-approved gene therapy for a genetic disease, Luxturna®. Dr. Bennett is also a co-founder of numerous companies, including Spark Therapeutics and the newly launched Penn spinout Opus Genetics

Following remarks by Dr. Bennett, a number of special awards were presented, including:

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