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Dr. Hong and colleagues help treat rare sinus and orbit condition

Jan. 20 - A Colgate, Wisconsin, woman received treatment from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin physicians for a rare condition called silent sinus syndrome that was causing her double vision. Part of her treatment included a specialized orbital and neuro-ophthalmic evaluation by Sang H. Hong, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Eye Institute, to help determine the best treatment option. Froedtert Today

MCW’s AHW Endowment awards more than $200,000 to help improve vision health for Wisconsin children

Jan. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded more than $200,000 over two years to improve vision health for Wisconsin’s children through an integrated system of screening, referral and education across schools and communities.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $200,000 to help improve vision health for Wisconsin children

Jan. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded more than $200,000 over two years to improve vision health for Wisconsin’s children through an integrated system of screening, referral and education across schools and communities.

MCW professor appointed to advisory board for Ireland’s Fighting Blindness organization

Dec. 18 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, the Richard Schultz, MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology, professor of ophthalmology, biophysics and cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, and co-director of the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been selected to join the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB) for Fighting Blindness. Fighting Blindness is an Irish, patient-led organization that funds research for the treatment and cure of vision loss.

Prominent vision researcher and former faculty member Dr. Henry Edelhauser dies at age 78

Dec. 14 - Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD, a prominent vision researcher and MCW faculty member in the Departments of Physiology and Ophthalmology from 1966 to 1989, died Dec. 2. He was 78 years old.

MCW Collaborates on Study that Finds Parkinson’s Disease Helps Prevent Progression of Macular Degen

Nov. 16 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the University of Miami, and Marshfield Clinic, have found that a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease helps to delay or prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness among older Americans. Lake Country Now, Health News Digest, Arizona Daily Star, and Medical Xpress

MCW collaborates in the investigation of age-related macular degeneration prevention

Nov. 10 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the University of Miami, and Marshfield Clinic, have found that a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease helps to delay or prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness among older Americans.

MCW collaborates in the investigation of age-related macular degeneration prevention

Nov. 10 - Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the University of Miami, and Marshfield Clinic, have found that a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease helps to delay or prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of blindness among older Americans.

Three MCW leaders receive Distinguished Service Awards

Nov. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) honored three faculty and staff members with Distinguished Service Awards, MCW’s highest faculty and staff honor, at its convocation ceremony on October 6, 2015 at MCW.

Teleophthalmology aims to improve eye health among latinos

Oct. 7 - Ophthalmology Today reports on a telemedicine eye-health-screening program run by an academic-community partnership has improved access to care among the Latino population of Milwaukee. Ophthalmology Times

Hispanic Heritage Month video vignette – Dr. Alfredo Dubra

Sept. 23 - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope. The vignettes highlight some of the Hispanic and Latino members of the MCW community and the contributions they have made to our institution and our community. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve the health of underserved populations (including Hispanic and Latino), offer these populations improved access to health care and education, and reduce health disparities.

Dr. Judy Kim receives Senior Honor Award from American Society of Retina Specialists

Sept. 4 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, was presented with the Senior Honor Award at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) held in Vienna.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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