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
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
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
Nov. 26 - Dr. Deborah Costakos was Co-Chair of Vision Forward’s “Dining in the Dark” fundraising event on November 2. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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
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.
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
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).
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.
Jan. 5 - Judy Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, was profiled in Today’s Wisconsin Woman magazine. Today’s Wisconsin Woman
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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