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Joe Carroll Receives 2018 Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award

Dec. 15 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, has been selected to receive a 2018 ARVO Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award for his efforts in applying high-resolution imaging tools to the study of the human retina.

Eye Institute well-represented among charter Inductee members to Retina Hall of Fame

Nov. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is proud to announce that 17 ophthalmologists with connections to the MCW Eye Institute, including two current faculty, have been named charter inductees to the Retina Hall of Fame for their achievements in medicine and contributions to the retina subspecialty. Dennis P. Han, MD, the Jack A. & Elaine Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology, and Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, were among the 242 charter members who have distinguished themselves in research and treatments of retinal diseases and conditions.

Dr. Sheth elected to leadership role in American Board of Ophthalmology

Nov. 13 - Bhavna P. Sheth, MD, MBA, professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, has been elected to serve as the 2018 vice chair and the 2019 chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology postdoc named ARVO At-large Member-in-Training Trustee

Oct. 9 - Emily J. Patterson, PhD, AOIP postdoctoral fellow, will serve for two years on the ARVO Board of Trustees as the next At-Large Member-in-Training Trustee starting this November.

Eye Institute staff and friends enjoy safe eclipse views

Aug. 22 - Armed with safe eclipse glasses to share, Eye Institute physicians and staff gathered outside to observe the August 21 partial solar eclipse visible from Milwaukee.

Eye Institute doctors share tips for safe eclipse viewing

Aug. 19 - Faculty are emphasizing to Milwaukee media that it is never safe to look directly at the sun, even during a partial solar eclipse, without proper protective eye wear.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected treasurer of National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors

Aug. 3 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, was elected treasurer of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors at its most recent Board of Directors meeting

2017 Ophthalmology Research Day Caps Third-Year Residents' Time at MCW

July 14 - Future ophthalmologists and vision scientists gathered at the University of Wisconsin June 16 to share highlights from their studies for Ophthalmology Research Day.

Dr. Dennis Han recognized with the American Academy of Ophthalmology Life Achievement Honor Award

July 3 - Dennis P. Han, MD, Jack A. and Elaine D. Professor of Ophthalmology, has earned the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Life Achievement Honor Award for his career-long commitment to “advancing the profession and positively impacting patients’ eye health,” according to the AAO.

Eye Institute "Jed-Eyes" show a strong force at Wisconsin VisionWalk

May 24 - Nearly 100 Eye Institute faculty, staff, family and friends participated in the 9th annual Wisconsin VisionWalk to support Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Dr. Weinberg comments on recent "stem cell therapy" controversy

May 8 - Three patients were left legally blind after receiving treatment at a loosely regulated stem-cell clinic. Could the outcome have been foreseen? Probably, according to David V. Weinberg, MD.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected to Federation of State Medical Boards

May 10 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation, executive director and designated institutional official of MCWAH, Inc., and chair of the State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board, has been elected to a three-year term on the Federation of State Medical Boards.

Eye Institute sponsors Wisconsin VisionWalk 2017

May 5 - The Eye Institute will proudly support the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) by sponsoring and participating in the 2017 FFB VisionWalk.

Dr. Harris named president of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Gerald Harris, MD, chief of orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery at the MCW Eye Institute, has become president of a society dedicated to that subspecialty.

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