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MCW Ophthalmology News

Dr. Heuer Elected to American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors. TMC News

Dr. Heuer Reports on Increasing Popularity of Tubes to Treat Glaucoma

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer reports the findings of the Tube vs. Trabeculectomy clinical trial that found that tubes are gaining in popularity over trabeculectomy and shunt implantation in the battle to prevent blindness from glaucoma because tubes offer a more predictable postoperative course. Ophthalmology Times

Dr. Dale Heuer elected Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors

Mar. 25 - Dale K. Heuer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology, has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors. His term runs from 2015-2018.

Dr. Besharse Receives $1.1 Million NIH Renewal Grant for Research Training Program in Vision

Mar 11 - Joseph Besharse, PhD, received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. BizTimes

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

National News Outlets Report on Surgery for Milwaukee Bucks Star

Feb 18 - More than 60 news outlets nationwide reported that Dr. Gerald Harris performed successful surgery to repair orbital bone fractures on Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. Fox Sports Wisconsin & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Glaucoma Research Foundation Names Dr. Dubra to Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative

Feb 12 - Alfredo Dubra, PhD, is one of four principal Investigators of the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative sponsored by the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Ophthalmology Times

Dr. Simons Unanimously Reelected Chair of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Jan 28 - Dr. Ken Simons was unanimously reelected chair of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. Wisconsin Medical Society

Dr. Judy Kim appointed to National Eye Health Education Program Planning Committee

Jan. 28 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Planning Committee, which advises the staff of the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institutes of Health on the overall development, implementation and evaluation of NEHEP activities.

The Evolution of Imaging: Seeing Deeper and Clearer

Dec 11 - An article in Optometry Today describes the world-class retinal imaging developed at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Optometry Today

New Retinal Imaging Methods

National Eye Institute supporting new retinal imaging methods for diagnosing and treating eye disease. News-Medical

Dr. Carroll Named Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research

Nov 19 - MCW named Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, as the Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Connor to Chair Vision Forward Fundraising Event

Oct 29 - Dr. Thomas Connor, Jr., is chair of Vision Forward’s November 3rd fundraising event at Milwaukee’s Bacchus restaurant. BizTimes

Researchers strive to save sight of preemies

Oct. 28 - It is estimated that one in every 100 children who enter the neonatal intensive care unit at birth will go blind due to a disease called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Aided by a $300,000 grant from the Russell J. and Betty Jane Shaw Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are trying to save the sight of infants with ROP before they go blind.

Dr. Joseph Carroll appointed to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science editorial board

Oct. 14 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, has been appointed to the editorial board of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. His term runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

Dr. Carroll Receives $2 Million NIH Grant to Study Eye Diseases at the Cellular Level

Sept 17 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Eye Institute to study the causes and prevention of eye diseases at the cellular level. WauwatosaNOW

Estate gift from former patient funds diabetic retinopathy, other vision research at MCW

Jun 11 - In appreciation for the care he received at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Eye Institute, Charles F. Hofbauer established a planned gift known as a charitable remainder unitrust in 1996 to support retinal disease research. When he died in November 2012, the unitrust resulted in a donation of nearly $100,000 that will provide funding to faculty ophthalmologist Judy E. Kim, MD, for her diabetic retinopathy research and to the Eye Institute’s retinal research team.

Understanding the eye: researchers to explore vision at the cellular level

Sept. 10 - 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 causes and progression of eye diseases at the cellular level.

Dr. Simons Elected Chairman of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Aug 7 - Dr. Kenneth Simons was elected Chairman of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected Chair of Medical Examining Board

Jul 29 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation, and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected chairman of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.

Dr. Gerald Harris named Contributing Editor of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

July 26 - Gerald J. Harris, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery, has been named a Contributing Editor of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. His term began July 1.

Dr. Heuer Receives $110,000 Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

July 26 - Dr. Dale Heuer received a $110,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. WauwatosaNOW

Catherine and Walter Lindsay Fund grant supports collaborative eye imaging program

June 04 - A charitable fund with a history of helping the visually impaired is providing $100,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Eye Institute to further develop a research program that is turning new discoveries into improved treatments for patients. The grant from the Catherine and Walter Lindsay Foundation Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is supporting the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP), which the Fund’s previous generosity helped establish at MCW.

Dr. Judy Kim appointed to editorial board of JAMA Ophthalmology

Jun 26 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the editorial board of JAMA Ophthalmology. Her term begins July 1, 2013.

Drs. Costakos and Carroll Receive $300,000 Grant to Study Retinopathy in Premature Infants

July 17 - Dr. Deborah Costakos and Joseph Carroll, PhD, received a four-year, $300,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Russel J. and Betty Jane Shaw Fund to study retinopathy in premature infants. BizTimes

Greater Milwaukee Foundation funds research of vision problems in premature babies

Jul 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $300,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to study retinopathy in premature infants.

Vision researchers receive grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

Jul 17 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a grant of $110,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. The research will be directed by Dale K. Heuer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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