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Dr. Friedland Describes Vestibular Migraines as Common Cause of Dizziness

July 21 - Dr. David Friedland (Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences) describes vestibular migraines as one of the most common causes of dizziness. Dr. Friedland heads the Froedtert & MCW Hearing and Balance Center. Courier-Post

MCW to host conference on albinism

July 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is hosting a National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) mini conference on Aug. 1. Attendees will have the chance to hear from experts in albinism, including Dr. Brian Brooks from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Murray Brilliant from Marshfield Clinic, and Dr. Gail Summers from the University of Minnesota.

Graduate School Alumnus of the Year: Joseph Carroll, PhD '02

Graduate School Alumnus of the Year: Joseph Carroll, PhD '02

Dr. Carroll Receives Grant to Study Adaptive Optics to Diagnose Macular Degeneration

June 24 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, (Ophthalmology) received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation to develop new strategies to diagnose age-related macular degeneration earlier, utilizing adaptive optics retinal imaging. Wauwatosa Now

Researchers to use adaptive optics tools to study age-related macular degeneration

June 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $500,000, two-year award from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation to develop new strategies to diagnose age-related macular degeneration earlier, utilizing adaptive optics retinal imaging.

Dr. Joseph Carroll named Graduate School of Biomedical Science Alumnus of the Year

May 26 - Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, Richard O. Schultz, MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology and associate professor of biophysics and cell biology, neurobiology & anatomy, has been named the MCW/Marquette Medical Alumni Association 2015 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Alumnus of the Year.

Drs. Dubra and Carroll Receive $3.4 Million NEI “Audacious Goals Initiative” Grant

May 6 - MCW is one of five national research centers to receive initial support from the National Eye Institute’s $17.9 million Audacious Goals Initiative. Alfredo Dubra, PhD, and Joseph Carroll, PhD, (both Ophthalmology) received a five-year, $3.4 million grant to develop technologies that will advance and increase the usability of next generation retinal cameras. NIH and Phys.org

Imaging the windows to the soul: eye researchers pursue “audacious” goal

May 1 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP) has received a $4.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) to participate in the NEI’s “Audacious Goals Initiative.” The initiative seeks to push the boundaries of vision science with the goal of regenerating neurons and neural connections in the eye.

Dr. Han Co-Authors Article on Things that Cataract Surgeons Must Know about the Retina

Apr. 21 - Dr. Dennis Han (Ophthalmology) co-authored an article in Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today on “Five Things Every Cataract Surgeon Must Know about the Retina.” CRS Today

Speakers Announced for Ninth Annual Women in Science Lecture Series

Apr. 1 - MCW’s 9th annual Women in Science lecture series will begin April 16 with a presentation at GE Healthcare by Mara Lord (Chief of Staff) on the importance of creativity in science and medicine. Other presentations this year will include Dr. Malgorzata Franczak (Neurology) discussing Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Srividya Kidambi (Medicine – Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Clinical Nutrition) on obesity, and Dr. Judy Kim (Ophthalmology) discussing macular degeneration. Express News

Dr. Dubra Receives $250,000 Grant from Glaucoma Research Foundation

Mar. 24 - The Glaucoma Research Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to Alfredo Dubra, PhD, (Ophthalmology) to search for biomarkers to help detect, diagnose, and treat glaucoma. Vision Monday

Dr. Carroll Discusses Research on Color Vision

Mar. 5 - Yahoo News Canada reports on color vision research being conducted at MCW by Joseph Carroll, PhD, (Ophthalmology) and the University of Washington by Jay Neitz, PhD, (formerly in Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy at MCW). Yahoo News

Dr. Salim Says that Risk of Complications Need to be a Considered before Glaucoma Surgery

Mar. 5 - Dr. Sarwat Salim (Ophthalmology) authored a point/counterpoint in Glaucoma Today on whether cost is a viable reason to perform glaucoma surgery. Dr. Salim argued that the risk of complication and subsequent impact on a patient’s quality of life are of greater importance. Glaucoma Today

Dr. Judy Kim named Vice Chair of national diabetic retinopathy research network

Mar. 4 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been selected as a national Vice-Chair for Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research network (DRCR.net), a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multicenter clinical research of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema and associated conditions.

Clinical Trial Compares Three Drugs for Diabetic Macular Edema

Feb. 23 - Eye Institute researchers collaborated with colleagues at 88 U.S. sites on a clinical trial that found that Eylea (aflibercept) provided greater visual improvement to patients with moderate or worse vision loss caused by diabetic macular edema than either Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab). Dr. Judy Kim (Ophthalmology) led the Froedtert & MCW component of the study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Health Canal

Study compares three drugs for diabetic macular edema

Feb. 18 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in coordination with investigators at 88 clinical sites nationwide, have found Eylea (aflibercept) provided greater visual improvement to patients with moderate or worse vision loss caused by diabetic macular edema (DME) than either Avastin (bevacizumab) or Lucentis (ranibizumab).

Drs. Carroll and DeYoe Receive $2 Million NIH Grant to Study Causes of Albinism

Jan. 20 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, (Ophthalmology) and Edgar DeYoe, PhD, (Radiology) are co-principal investigators of a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Eye Institute to study the specific parts of the visual system responsible for vision loss in albinism. Wauwatosa Now

Vision scientists to explore causes of vision loss in albinism

Jan. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to study the specific parts of the visual system responsible for vision loss in albinism.

Dr. Judy Kim helps others to see

Jan. 5 - Judy Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, was profiled in Today’s Wisconsin Woman magazine. Today’s Wisconsin Woman

Dr. Costakos Co-Chairs Fundraising Event for Vision Forward

Nov. 26 - Dr. Deborah Costakos was Co-Chair of Vision Forward’s “Dining in the Dark” fundraising event on November 2. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Vote for Dr. Judy Kim’s project in the ProjectMED video competition

Nov. 24 - An educational video created by Dr. Judy Kim and her collaborators has been selected as one of three finalists in the AAMC ProjectMED competition, and they need your votes to improve the size of the grant they receive.

Ophthalmology launches Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series with London geneticist

Nov. 7 - Dr. Robin Ali, a scientist from University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, will kick off the 2014-15 Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday, Nov. 10. Dr. Ali will give a presentation from 12 – 1:15 p.m. titled, Gene and Cell Therapy for Retinal Degeneration – Treatments in Sight.

MCW researchers to develop adaptive optics retinal imaging tool for National Eye Institute

Nov. 7 - A Medical College of Wisconsin research team has entered a two-year, $230,000 contract with the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to investigate the development and use of a custom adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope for human research.

Dr. Harris elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Oct. 23 - Gerald J. Harris, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Dr. Bhavna Sheth appointed to national residency review committee for ophthalmology

Oct. 6 - Bhavna Sheth, MD, MCW Professor of Ophthalmology, was appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Ophthalmology.

American Medical Association Profiles Dr. Simons

Sept. 15 - The AMA Wire, a publication of the American Medical Association, profiles Dr. Kenneth Simons on why he serves as a leader in the association. Dr. Simons is an alternate delegate for the AMA’s Section on Medical Schools. AMA Wire

Dr. Martinez Discusses Computer Vision Syndrome

Sept. 03 - Dr. Wanda Martinez provides expert comment to an M Magazine article on computer vision syndrome, a new form of eye strain caused by prolonged use of computers. Milwaukee Magazine

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