When Joe Carroll, PhD, delivered the commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UW-GB), he emphasized “opportunities--” the importance of creating, recognizing and acting on opportunities.
“The cool thing is, that in the process of doing something with an opportunity you often create new ones,” said Dr. Carroll. He had been doing just that since high school in Tigerton, Wis. An inspirational science teacher led Carroll to the Regional Center for Math and Science (RCMS), a pre-college program for science and math at UW-GB.
Dr. Carroll decided he wanted to study eyes after a great discussion over golf with an optometrist at UW-GB. This desire led him to MCW, where he enrolled in the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences. After completing postdoctoral work out of state, he returned to MCW for the opportunity to start and run his own research program.
That program is now an international leader in adaptive optics imaging research. Dr. Carroll was recently named the Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology and is the co-director of the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program at the Eye Institute. His research uses imaging tools to improve detection, diagnosis, and management of eye disease
“MCW allows you to be incredibly focused on your work because of its small size. The research and clinical components are so closely integrated throughout the institution. You are just one or two phone calls away from someone who can solve your problem or answer your question,” said Carroll. This kind of proximity has allowed him to build an imaging program which is world class.
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