School and College News

Dr. Melissa Trego Appointed Dean of Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Dr. Melissa Trego Appointed Dean of Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Dr.  Melissa Trego ’04 was recently announced as the new dean of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). She is the first female graduate of PCO to hold this title. In her new role, Dr. Trego is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of PCO’s academic programs, personnel and fiscal resources, as well as maintaining […]

Ketchum University Welcomes New Dean to the  Southern California College of Optometry

Ketchum University Welcomes New Dean to the Southern California College of Optometry

Marshall B. Ketchum University is excited to welcome the appointment of Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, as Dean of the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Bullimore was hired after a national search and started his new appointment on Oct. 16, and following a brief transition, was on campus Nov. 6. “Mark brings a comprehensive […]

UPIKE Dedicates Health Professions Education Building

UPIKE Dedicates Health Professions Education Building

Health Professions Education Building home to Kentucky’s only college of optometry More than 650 people gathered on the University of Pikeville campus on Oct. 27 for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the institution’s newest facility, the Health Professions Education Building (HPEB). The ceremony commemorated a significant milestone for the university, Central Appalachia and all […]

SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Richard Madonna Receives Vincent Ellerbock Clinician Educator Award

SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Richard Madonna Receives Vincent Ellerbock Clinician Educator Award

SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Richard Madonna has been selected to receive the 2017 Vincent Ellerbock Clinician Educator Award by the American Academy of Optometry. The Ellerbrock Award is presented annually to a distinguished clinician who is widely recognized by both Academy peers and the profession for their clinical expertise and willingness to share their knowledge for the benefit of improved […]

SCO Completes Major Renovation Project

SCO Completes Major Renovation Project

Southern College of Optometry recently debuted a significant renovation of its fourth floor building. In response to students’ needs, the college spent the summer renovating and expanding its dining and study spaces in time for the start of the fall semester. An open atrium was filled in on two sides to expand a full floor […]

SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Pérez Receives ZEISS Young Investigator Award in Myopia Research

SUNY Optometry’s Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Pérez Receives ZEISS Young Investigator Award in Myopia Research

PHOTO CAPTION: Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Pérez, center, receives the ZEISS Young Investigator Award during the International Myopia Conference. Photo courtesy of William Bourassa, Jr. SUNY Optometry assistant clinical professor Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Pérez received the ZEISS Young Investigator Award in Myopia Research during the International Myopia Conference in Birmingham, UK from September 14 to 17. The award recognizes young researchers for distinguished contributions […]

AZCOPT Ramps Up Sports Vision Training at Eye Institute

AZCOPT Ramps Up Sports Vision Training at Eye Institute

The Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University has added a key piece to their patient offerings by welcoming Matthew Roe, OD, as Assistant Professor with a specialty in sports vision training. The Midwestern University Eye Institute, established in 2010 to provide community optometry services as well as train third- and fourth-year AZCOPT students in […]

Good News from University of Houston, College of Optometry

Good News from University of Houston, College of Optometry

UHCO has been ranked #1 among institutions with the most cited optometry faculty publications in the US and #2 worldwide, according to an analysis of highly cited articles by optometry school faculty and researchers during the 2000-2016 period. The bibliometric analysis was conducted by the NIH & UC Berkeley. UHCO’s own, Laura Pardon, OD, MS, […]

SSM Health Medical Services Open in UMSL Patient Care Center

SSM Health Medical Services Open in UMSL Patient Care Center

A primary health-care option returns to the Normandy area and north St. Louis County thanks to the new SSM Health Medical Group office in UMSL’s Patient Care Center. “North St. Louis County continues to be an important market for SSM Health Medical Group, and partnering with the University of Missouri–St. Louis offers us the opportunity […]