School and College News April 2015

Leadership Team Takes Shape

Leadership Team Takes Shape

As of Jan. 15, the following administrators officially stepped into their new roles with the MCPHS University School of Optometry: • Dr. Joseph Zinkovich, Dean • Dr. Amy Falk, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs • Dr. Darren Koenig, Associate Dean for Academic Programs. As Dean, Dr. Zinkovich is also serving as a member of the […]

Sato Co-Chairs National Task Force

Sato Co-Chairs National Task Force

Tami Sato, Senior Director for Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at Marshall B. Ketchum University, recently served as Co-Chair of the Servicing Issues Task Force, which was convened by the National Direct Student Loan Coalition and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). She was selected by NASFAA to represent its more than […]

Dr. Leasher Joins NEHEP Planning Committee

Dr. Leasher Joins NEHEP Planning Committee

The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) announced Dr. Janet Leasher, Associate Professor of optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NOVA), as its new Planning Committee member for 2015-2018. The Planning Committee, which advises the National Eye Institute on the overall development, implementation and evaluation of NEHEP activities, comprises experts in eye care […]

Expo Focuses on Fun for Individuals with Vision Impairment

Expo Focuses on Fun for Individuals with Vision Impairment

The theme of the fourth annual Houston Area Insight Expo, scheduled to take place April 25 at the University of Houston, is “Looking Into Leisure.” The event will address leisure-time pursuits for the visually impaired through workshops on audio-described venues, book services and clubs, outdoor activities, martial arts and physical training, crafts and gardening, ham […]

Faculty Member Participates in White House Conference on Aging

Faculty Member Participates in White House Conference on Aging

Dr. Vladimir Yevseyenkov, Assistant Professor at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry and the Midwestern University Eye Institute, was invited to participate in a White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) regional forum, which was held in Phoenix on March 31. The WHCOA has been held once a decade since 1961 and is designed to help […]

NEI Grant to Support Myopia Research

NEI Grant to Support Myopia Research

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Disease at New England College of Optometry Dr. Frances Rucker has been awarded a five-year grant totaling more than $1.5 million from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health in support of her research project “cone sensitivity to temporal changes in color and luminance and the […]

Farewell to Dr. Rosenbloom

Farewell to Dr. Rosenbloom

Dr. Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., who was Dean of Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) from 1955 to 1971 and President from 1972 to 1982, died at the age of 94 on April 7. As noted by ICO, for more than 50 years, Dr. Rosenbloom served not only as a skilled practitioner but also as a […]

SCO Announces Administration Changes

SCO Announces Administration Changes

Dr. Lewis Reich, Professor and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, has been named Interim President at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) following the recent resignation of Dr. Richard W. Phillips. Dr. Reich joined the SCO faculty in 2008 after nearly a decade with the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Dr. J. Bart Campbell, […]

College Takes on New Imaging Studies

College Takes on New Imaging Studies

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry is conducting an agreement and precision trial and a normative reference database trial with the OCT-1 Maestro, an optical coherence tomography device for which Topcon is seeking FDA clearance. The trials, which began in March and will continue until June 2015, involve patients in three categories: healthy, […]

Salus University Faculty Members Receive Awards

Salus University Faculty Members Receive Awards

This May, Dr. Satya Verma, Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the Externship Program at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry, will be presented with the Pennsylvania Optometric Association’s 2015 Dr. Jerry Davidoff Memorial Award. The award is given to a person who demonstrates high moral character, professionalism and a willingness to assist in the […]