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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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