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Dr. Kenneth Simons elected chair of international ACGME Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee

Feb. 8 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee.

Thinking “Outside the Clinic”

Jan. 26 - After conducting a community needs assessment, Judy E. Kim, MD, MCW professor of ophthalmology, and Militza Bonet-Vasquez, health research coordinator for the United Community Center (UCC) in Milwaukee, saw an opportunity to use distance-based medicine as a strategy to provide both eye health screening and education about diabetes and its connection to vision loss.

Dr. Judy Kim named to American Academy of Ophthalmology retina group

Jan. 16 - Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, has been selected to serve on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day Planning Group.

Eye Institute celebrates 40 years

Jan. 11 - When Richard O. Schultz, MD, arrived at the Marquette University School of Medicine as the chair of the newly established department of ophthalmology, he needed to bring together the vision care team – not just figuratively, but literally. The department needed a single home, and Dr. Schultz found a group to support his vision: Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). RPB had conducted the first comprehensive assessment of vision research in the US; one conclusion was the need to support the development of comprehensive eye centers around the country that would bring together all aspects of vision care under one roof.

Make a resolution for healthy vision during Glaucoma Awareness Month

Jan. 4 - As you plan for a healthier new year, why not add this sight-saving exercise to your list of resolutions: Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. It’s the only way to find out for sure whether you have glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in America.

6 things you should know about diabetic eye disease

Nov. 21 - Did you know that diabetes can cause eye disease? If left untreated, it can cause vision loss or even blindness. To help you keep your vision healthy, here are six things the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and the National Eye Institute (NEI) would like you to know about diabetic eye disease.

Two MCW researchers participate in Emerging Vision Scientists Program

Oct. 5 - On Sept. 14-15, two Medical College of Wisconsin vision scientists traveled to Washington, D.C., to share their research with policymakers on Capitol Hill as part of the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research’s (AEVR) second annual Emerging Vision Scientists Program.

CTSI Discovery Radio show to highlight Eye Institute’s 40th anniversary

Sept. 13 - The next CTSI Discovery Radio show airs this Friday, Sept. 16, at 12 p.m. The 30-minute program is broadcast the third Friday of every month on WMSE 91.7 FM or streaming audio at www.wmse.org. Following its airing, the show may be listened to via the CTSI website.

4 tips for seeing a successful school year during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Aug. 18 - Now that State Fair is over and Labor Day is just a few weeks away, Wisconsin parents are turning their attention to a new school year. While shopping for back-to-school supplies and new clothes for their kids are at the top of adults’ to-do list, the pediatric specialists of the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, in conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), are reminding parents not to neglect one of the most important tools for academic success: their children’s eyes.

Diabetes care providers invited to attend July 21 NIH webinar on diabetic retinopathy

July 15 - On July 21 at 1 p.m. CDT, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Eye Institute (NEI) and its National Eye Health Education Program is hosting a free webinar to share information on the latest treatment options for diabetic retinopathy and the importance of early detection.

MCW researcher looks to the eye to understand how the body ticks

July 6 - Joseph C. Besharse, PhD, recaps his pioneering research on the body’s ocular clocks and the effects they have on various eye diseases.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2016 – Interview with Dr. Judy E. Kim

May 12 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. In today’s video, Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses her research, the responsibility she feels as a Korean-American in medicine, and what she has learned from her travels around the world.

Eye Institute proudly supports Wisconsin VisionWalk 2016

May 9 - For the sixth year in a row, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute will proudly support the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) by sponsoring and participating in the FFB VisionWalk. This free 5K walk, on Sunday, May 22 in Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park, is the signature fundraising event for the foundation and has helped FFB raise more than $39 million to fund sight-saving research since its inception in 2006.

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