Assistant Professor T.J. Plageman of The Ohio State University College of Optometry has been awarded a new NIH grant, Characterizing the fundamental mechanisms of epithelial invagination during ocular morphogenesis.
Ann Morrison (OD’14, MS’16), an Ohio State University College of Optometry doctoral student, is one of just two pediatric residents nationwide to receive the 2016 Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award.
Katherine Fisher (Class of 2018) has been named the 2016 Ohio State University College of Optometry winner of the J. Pat Cummings Scholarship sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and the American Optometric Foundation.
Emeritus Dean Frederick W. Hebbard, OD, PhD, of The Ohio State University College of Optometry, passed away on August 14, 2016. He was 93.
Scarlet and Gray … and Green! The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s basic science laboratory has been awarded Green Buckeye Certification. This campus-wide program informs and encourages implementation of best practices to improve the sustainability performance of campus laboratories. The program includes resource conservation education, recycling and waste reduction, energy efficiency, green purchasing, and health and wellness. By becoming Green Buckeye Certified, the basic science laboratory, under the direction of Dr.
Ohio State Optometry students Taylor McGann (’17) and Nicole Mikels (’17) have been awarded the 2016 VSP and AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship
Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, MS, PhD, The Ohio State University College of Optometry’s Associate Dean for Research, has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the university’s Graduate Council.
Joseph Barr (OD’77, MS’79) recently received the Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence from the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA).
Jacqueline Davis (OD ’81, MPH) received the 2016 American Optometric Association's Educator of the Year Award at the organization's annual meeting in Boston.
Dean Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, has been elected President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). Founded in 1941, ASCO is a non-profit association representing the interests of optometric education.
On June 20, 2016, the BLINK Study accomplished its recruitment goal of 294 subjects total at The Ohio State University and the University of Houston.
The BLINK Study is a National Eye Institute-funded randomized clinical trial to determine whether soft bifocal contact lenses slow the progression of myopia in children.
The Ohio State University College of Optometry Research and Graduate Studies Committee annually presents the Arene T. Wray Award to a top PhD student who exhibits dedication to advancing vision research. The 2016 recipient of this honor is Dr. Tamara Oechslin.
The award was established in 1972 to incentivize promising graduate students to conduct meaningful research that ultimately will affect how optometrists treat patients and improve their quality of life.