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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
May 24 - Nearly 100 Eye Institute faculty, staff, family and friends participated in the 9th annual Wisconsin VisionWalk to support Foundation Fighting Blindness.
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.
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.
May 5 - The Eye Institute will proudly support the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) by sponsoring and participating in the 2017 FFB VisionWalk.
April 1 - Check out the full schedule of MCW's participation at the 2017 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.
Feb. 8 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee.
Jan. 26 - After conducting a community needs assessment, Judy E. Kim, MD, MCW professor of ophthalmology, and Militza Bonet-Vasquez, health research coordinator for the United Community Center (UCC) in Milwaukee, saw an opportunity to use distance-based medicine as a strategy to provide both eye health screening and education about diabetes and its connection to vision loss.
Jan. 16 - Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology, has been selected to serve on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day Planning Group.
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.
Jan. 4 - As you plan for a healthier new year, why not add this sight-saving exercise to your list of resolutions: Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. It’s the only way to find out for sure whether you have glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in America.
Jan. 11 - When Richard O. Schultz, MD, arrived at the Marquette University School of Medicine as the chair of the newly established department of ophthalmology, he needed to bring together the vision care team – not just figuratively, but literally. The department needed a single home, and Dr. Schultz found a group to support his vision: Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). RPB had conducted the first comprehensive assessment of vision research in the US; one conclusion was the need to support the development of comprehensive eye centers around the country that would bring together all aspects of vision care under one roof.
Dec. 2 - Ryan D. Walsh, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, has been inducted as a fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the largest international organization of such professionals.
Nov. 21 - Did you know that diabetes can cause eye disease? If left untreated, it can cause vision loss or even blindness. To help you keep your vision healthy, here are six things the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and the National Eye Institute (NEI) would like you to know about diabetic eye disease.
Nov. 1 - Tina G. Damarjian, MD, pediatric ophthalmologist, joined TMJ4’s “Live at Noon” to discuss screen time and vision, including the 20-20-20 rule adults and children alike should aim for. TMJ4
Oct. 25 - Dr. Dale Heuer provides insight into advancements in vision care, particularly to treat glaucoma, as he and his colleagues celebrate the Eye Institute’s 40th anniversary. WTMJ Radio
Oct. 5 - On Sept. 14-15, two Medical College of Wisconsin vision scientists traveled to Washington, D.C., to share their research with policymakers on Capitol Hill as part of the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research’s (AEVR) second annual Emerging Vision Scientists Program.
May 12 - In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of May. In today’s video, Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses her research, the responsibility she feels as a Korean-American in medicine, and what she has learned from her travels around the world.
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