编者按：中山大学中山眼科中心附属眼科医院50周年系列讲座——中山眼底内科与流行病学论坛于2016年6月17-18日在广州中山眼科中心成功举行。 由中山大学主办、中山大学中山眼科中心承办的《眼科学报》编辑奔赴现场，有幸采访到本次大会主席美国 NEI的Chi-Chao Chan 教授，与大家分享其在 NEI, John Hopkins University 以及 Stanford University等著名机构，学校的学习和工作的宝贵经历以及其对年轻医生的殷勤期望，采访中她也道出了激情对成功的重要性。Chi-Chao Chan 教授是中山眼科中心，《眼科学报》创始人陈耀真教授的女儿，访谈中我们也邀请了她解读其父亲当年对《眼科学报》赋予的使命和期待“她必将是一座我国眼科学界联系世界眼科学同仁的友谊之桥”。
As we know you just retired from NEI and the NEI hosted a Festschrift in honor of your accomplishment to the institute. Could you kindly introduce the Festschrift and share your impressive experience in NEI for us?
You have studied and worked in multiple prestigious institutions, such as NEI, John Hopkins University and Stanford University etc. How does such broad range of experience affect you? Does it change your attitude towards academic research and clinical practice?
Let’s talk about the journal of Eye Science. Your parents founded the journal Eye Science and your father wrote in the inaugural issue“The journal plays important roles of a bridge of communication and collaboration between China and other countries over the world” How do you think of this mission of the journal? What is the urgent task for Eye Science in order to increase its influence?
What is your expectation and suggestion for our young generation in ophthalmology？
Chi-Chao Chan, MD
Scientist Emerita of the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.
Chi-Chao Chan, M.D., an American board certified ophthalmologist, is a Scientist Emerita of the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. She studied at Zhongshan Medical College (now Sun Yat-sen University Medical School) in China (1961-1967), went to USA in 1968. In USA, Dr. Chan received both bachelor (BA, 1972) and medical doctorate (MD, 1975) degrees from Johns Hopkins University, completed ophthalmology residency at Stanford University Medical Center in 1979, and two post-doctorial fellowships at the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins (ophthalmic pathology, 1979-1982) and at the NEI, NIH (clinical immunology, 1982-1986), respectively. She got tenured and became the Chief of Immunopathology Section in the Laboratory of Immunology and the Chief of Histopathology Core at NEI/NIH; became a world expert in ophthalmic pathology and ocular immunology. Dr. Chan has published 648 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 55 book chapters, and two books. She also serves as an editorial board member for 20 medical journals. Her work has uncovered many aspects of uveitis (molecular and immunopathology), primary intraocular lymphoma (diagnosis) and age-related macular degeneration (molecular pathology and mouse model). Dr. Chan has received many honors and awards, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Achievement Award, ARVO Gold Fellow, the NIH Director Award, NEI Director Award, and the Outstanding Achievement Award in Ophthalmology and Vision Research for Oversea Chinese from the Chinese Ophthalmological Society. She has delivered many prestigious lectures, including the Eugene Chan and the Winifred Mao Memorial Lectures - the name lectures in honor of her parents; the first David BenEzra Memorial Lecture in Prague; the first Streilein Foundation for Ocular Immunology Visiting Professor in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; and the King Khaled Memorial Lecture in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Chan retired in June 2015, the NEI hosted a Festschrift in honor of her accomplishment and long productive service to the Institute.
Dr. Chan is a Special Visiting Scientist and the honorary Director of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center Research Institute, Sun Yat-sen University in China, and a member of the Sun Yat-sen University Advisory Board. She also serves on the Trustee Board of Lingnan Foundation, an American philanthropy, seeks to contribute to the advancement of higher education in South China and thereby promote understanding between Chinese and Americans.