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Dr. Costakos Co-Chairs Fundraising Event for Vision Forward

Nov. 26 - Dr. Deborah Costakos was Co-Chair of Vision Forward’s “Dining in the Dark” fundraising event on November 2. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Vote for Dr. Judy Kim’s project in the ProjectMED video competition

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.

Ophthalmology launches Vision Science Distinguished Lecture Series with London geneticist

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.

MCW researchers to develop adaptive optics retinal imaging tool for National Eye Institute

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.

Dr. Harris elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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).

New Retinal Imaging Methods

National Eye Institute supporting new retinal imaging methods for diagnosing and treating eye disease. News-Medical

Dr. Bhavna Sheth appointed to national residency review committee for ophthalmology

Oct. 6 - Bhavna Sheth, MD, MCW Professor of Ophthalmology, was appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Ophthalmology.

American Medical Association Profiles Dr. Simons

Sept. 15 - The AMA Wire, a publication of the American Medical Association, profiles Dr. Kenneth Simons on why he serves as a leader in the association. Dr. Simons is an alternate delegate for the AMA’s Section on Medical Schools. AMA Wire

Dr. Martinez Discusses Computer Vision Syndrome

Sept. 03 - Dr. Wanda Martinez provides expert comment to an M Magazine article on computer vision syndrome, a new form of eye strain caused by prolonged use of computers. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Kim Inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society

July 03 - Dr. Judy Kim was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society. Wauwatosa Now

Glaucoma Research Foundation funds research at MCW

June 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and three other collaborators have received a three-year, $750,000 grant each from the Glaucoma Research Foundation to study biomarkers that may indicate early signs of glaucoma.

Dr. Weinberg Explains Causes of False Memories

June 19 - Dr. David Weinberg provides expert comment on false memories in an article in the United Kingdom’s Guardian Liberty Voice. Liberty Voice

Dr. Judy Kim inducted into American Ophthalmological Society

June 12 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society during the society’s 150th annual meeting in New York.

Dr. Carroll Serves as Research Chair for Wisconsin VisionWalk

May 29 - Joseph Carroll, PhD served as Research Chair of the sixth annual Wisconsin VisionWalk to raise funds for research on blindness. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Carroll Delivers UW-Green Bay Commencement Address

May 20 - Joseph Carroll, PhD delivered the Commencement address at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Dr. Carroll, a UW-Green Bay alumnus, told the graduates that he has always believed that his education at UW-Green Bay was a terrific investment. University of Wisconsin Green Bay News

Dr. Heuer Elected to American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors. TMC News

Dr. Heuer Reports on Increasing Popularity of Tubes to Treat Glaucoma

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer reports the findings of the Tube vs. Trabeculectomy clinical trial that found that tubes are gaining in popularity over trabeculectomy and shunt implantation in the battle to prevent blindness from glaucoma because tubes offer a more predictable postoperative course. Ophthalmology Times

Dr. Dale Heuer elected Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors

Mar. 25 - Dale K. Heuer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology, has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors. His term runs from 2015-2018.

Dr. Besharse Receives $1.1 Million NIH Renewal Grant for Research Training Program in Vision

Mar 11 - Joseph Besharse, PhD, received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute to continue support for a research training program in vision science. BizTimes

National News Outlets Report on Surgery for Milwaukee Bucks Star

Feb 18 - More than 60 news outlets nationwide reported that Dr. Gerald Harris performed successful surgery to repair orbital bone fractures on Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders. Fox Sports Wisconsin & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Glaucoma Research Foundation Names Dr. Dubra to Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative

Feb 12 - Alfredo Dubra, PhD, is one of four principal Investigators of the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative sponsored by the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Ophthalmology Times

Dr. Simons Unanimously Reelected Chair of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Jan 28 - Dr. Ken Simons was unanimously reelected chair of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. Wisconsin Medical Society

Dr. Judy Kim appointed to National Eye Health Education Program Planning Committee

Jan. 28 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Planning Committee, which advises the staff of the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institutes of Health on the overall development, implementation and evaluation of NEHEP activities.

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