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.
Congratulations to Marielle Blumenthaler (Class of 2019), who has been named The Ohio State University College of Optometry winner of the 2018 Essilor Student Scholarship. This case report competition involves patient encounters using an Essilor product to meet the prescription needs of the patient.
For the first time, pass rates on National Board examinations for the 2016-2017 academic year are now available on the website of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).
This data, compiled by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) in conjunction with ASCO member institutions, includes the first-time pass rates for each school/college on Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the exam, the ultimate pass rate for each institution, and national averages for all of the above.
Ohio State University College of Optometry researchers Nathan Doble, PhD, and Stacey Choi, PhD, along with Mark Slabaugh, MD from the Department of Ophthalmology, were awarded $100,000 over two years from the Ann Ellis Fund.
The Beta Sigma Kappa (ΒΣΚ) Optometric Honor Society inducted 45 new members on Nov. 15, recognizing scholastic excellence within the optometry curriculum at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
A $500,000 endowment provided by Vision Service Plan Global is used to advance innovation and technology created by members of the Graduate Faculty in Vision Science. The funds support research activities, technology innovation, and/or essential equipment that is likely to attract subsequent support. These funds will help improve the research portfolio of the College of Optometry and advance vision-related science and technology.
The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to announce Stacey S. Choi, PhD, as the 2018 Academy Career Development Award recipient. The Academy will provide a maximum of $50,000 in direct costs per year for up to two years, potentially renewable once for a total of up to four years of funding.
by Nate Garlick, Class of 2020
While some students debate which path to take following optometry school graduation, a few have pledged years of active military service post-graduation. The military supports these students during school, and the students "pay back" with active duty service in military hospitals, clinics, and bases.