Kelsy Steele, OD, MS, has been named the George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award recipient.
Rebecca A. Deffler, OD, clinical instructor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, was chosen by a committee of members in the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) as this year’s recipient for the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award.
Cornelia Peterson, DVM, received an IGNITE grant from the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation to determine whether exogenous insulin will improve corneal homeostasis and wound healing in corneal epithelial cells (CEC) and stromal cells. The grant provides support for experimental supplies to be used throughout the project.
The Ohio State University and nine other Ohio universities and colleges got a vote of support recently when the National Science Foundation renewed a grant that will help the alliance continue its work to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields.
Bridget Lorenz of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2020 has been named the 2018 Ohio State winner of the J. Pat Cummings Scholarship sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.
Hannah Davidson and Kelly Morgan of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2019, [pictured left to right] have been awarded the 2018 VSP and American Academy of Optometry Foundation Practice Excellence Scholarship.
Congratulations to The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Professor Emeritus Paulette Schmidt (OD’73, MS’76) and the Vision in Preschoolers (VIP) Study Group, the 2018 recipients of the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award (Group Category). The Advisory Committee of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health recognized the work of Dr. Schmidt (Chair, VIP Study Group) and VIP at its Annual Meeting on August 4 in Arlington, VA.
Three Ohio State University College of Optometry PhD students earned William C. Ezell Fellowships from the American Academy of Optometry Foundation. Katherine Bickle, OD, MS, FAAO, was named the Danne Ventura – Essilor Ezell Fellow; Phillip Thomas Yuhas, OD, MS, FAAO, was named the Merton C. Flom Leadership Ezell Fellow; and Ann Morrison, OD, MS, FAAO, was named the Mike Daley – Essilor Ezell Fellow.
Taylor McGann (OD’17) and Steven Manning (OD’18) have been named as recipients of The Ohio State University College of Optometry Dr. Allen James Fortuna Memorial Scholarship for graduate students studying pediatrics.
Carolyn Chakuroff, Kelsey Ferlin, Christi Locke, Kelly Morgan and Whitney Spitnale of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2019 (pictured left to right below) have been named as recipients of the 2018 Walman Scholarship. This is a national award involving applicants from all schools and colleges of optometry.
Dr. Bradley Dougherty, assistant professor of optometry at The Ohio State University, received a $150,000 award from the Consumer Technology Association Foundation and Research to Prevent Blindness for his project, Evaluation of a Head-mounted Device for Reading and Wayfinding.
Four members of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2020 have been named as winners of the 2018 Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence.
Student ingenuity and faculty mentorship often intersect to create exciting new paths for education and leadership development. One needs to look no further than the new Low Vision Rehabilitation Club (LVRC) to see the great benefits that derive from this intersection in action.
Dr. Rebecca Deffler has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship. This is a competitive national award open to all optometry and ophthalmology students and ODs and MDs completing a residency in Low Vision.