Teleophthalmology to Improve Eye Health among Latinos (TIEHL):
UCC-MCW-Marquette Collaboration

Project Overview

9th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2014
     Project End Date: 12/31/2015
     Award Amount:       $200,000

Project Goal Statement: To preserve vision in a high-risk population by implementing teleophthalmology to increase retinopathy screening and facilitate improved eye care, test its use as an innovative tool for education on diabetes, and develop training of work force.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Al Castro, United Community Center
Additional Community Partners:

  • Columbia College of Nursing
  • Marquette University
 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Judy Kim, MD, Department of Ophthalmology
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Eileen Early, RN BSN, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Melissa DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Zeno Franco, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Christina Eldredge, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • John Fangman, MD, Department of Medicine
 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary January 2014 - August 2014

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Marquette University
United Community Center

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed Diabetes Family History worksheet for middle school children
    • Developed recruitment flyer
    • Conducted community marketing at Meet and Greet at Bruce Guadalupe Community School
    • Attended UCC Health Fair to distribute handouts and answer questions
    • Developed educational video and submitted to AAMC to leverage funds
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