I am delighted and honored to be serving again as president of ASCO, an organization that has meant so much to me and plays such a vital role in our profession. This is a particularly exciting time for ASCO as we go through a major transition and approach the celebration of an important milestone. I
Dr. Len Koh was named Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT). Previously, Dr. Koh was a tenured Associate Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, where he served as Chief of Medical Eye Care and Clinic Director of the Pacific EyeClinic Hillsboro. In addition, Dr. Alicia Feis was
Dr. Earl L. Smith III, Greeman-Petty Professor in Vision Development and Interim Chief Health Officer at the University of Houston, is one of three 2015 inductees into the National Optometry Hall of Fame. Since 1998, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored optometrists who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to the profession. Dr.
Dr. Tony Cavallerano has been appointed Executive Director of Clinical Training and Patient Care at New England College of Optometry. Throughout his career, Dr. Cavallerano has served the college and the community in a variety of capacities, including teaching, clinic administration and continuing education. In this newly created position, he will work with NECO faculty
Dr. Maria L. Parisi has been named Associate Dean for the Practice of Optometric Medicine at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus/PCO). She brings more than 25 years of experience at Salus/PCO to her new position. Dr. Parisi has served as PCO’s Director of Externships since 2008 and will maintain that role through the
Southern College of Optometry (SCO) was honored at the National Optometric Association’s 47th annual summer meeting with three awards. The SCO chapter of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) received the Chapter of the Year Award; faculty member Dr. Janette Dumas was named Doctor of the Year; and 2015 graduate Dr. Brittany Tounsel was named
Dr. Ben Backus, Associate Professor at the State University of New York College of Optometry, is the principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health-funded study exploring whether light deprivation could be an effective treatment for amblyopia in adults. Subjects will live in complete darkness for 10 days in a specially equipped apartment and then