Our Awardees & Their Accomplishments

Tyson Kim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Tyson Kim's research program focuses on creating new methods for imaging into the living eye to study mechanisms of vascular development and disease. With support and mentorship from the UCSF-Proctor Clinician Vision K12 Scholars program, Tyson has garnered the BrightFocus Foundation New Investigator Award, the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, and the National Eye Institute K08 Clinician Scientist Development Award.

Cathy Sun, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Cathy Sun’s research program focuses on leveraging data from electronic health records to improve our understanding of clinical outcomes in ophthalmology through retrospective studies and pragmatic randomized controlled trials that compare novel clinical interventions and quality improvement measures to usual care. She has received a Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician Scientists Award from the American Glaucoma Society, was selected to be the inaugural scholar on the UCSF-Proctor Clinician Vision Scholars K12 program, and subsequently received a NEI K23 Career Development Award.