MCPHS University School of Optometry promoted Dr. Shilpa Register to the position of Dean. Dr. Register joined MCPHS in 2012 as Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Optometry, and she had been serving as Interim Dean of Optometry since January of this year. Prior to her appointment at MCPHS, she served on the faculties of The Ohio State University, Southern College of Optometry and New England College of Optometry.
Nationally, Dr. Register chairs the Residency Committee and the Leadership & Professional Development Committee of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and is a member of ASCO’s Chief Academic Officers group. She co-chairs the Association’s Summer Institute for Faculty Development and Future Faculty Program. Dr. Register has presented and published widely on such topics as interprofessionalism, visual acuity, cultural and cross-cultural awareness and the impact of women on the profession of optometry.