Lydia Pickrell, of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2020, has been named the 2019 winner of the Class of 1953 Scholarship. This scholarship was created by Dr. Burton Berk and members of the Class of 1953 to support and honor academic excellence among the optometry student body.
Associate Professor of Optometry Dean VanNasdale, OD, PhD, is leading a group analyzing national surveillance datasets and disseminating state-specific information related to vision impairment and other comorbid conditions. This is an ongoing project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors for the past three years.
Ohio State University College of Optometry Vision Science PhD students Kelsy Steele and Maureen Plaumann are among 13 recipients of 2019 American Academy of Optometry Foundation William C. Ezell Fellowships.
In honor of Ohio State’s sesquicentennial, the university has selected 150 students to receive $2,500 scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.
Two students from the College of Optometry, Lydia Pickrell from the Class of 2020 and Veronica Schuver from the Class of 2021, are among the honorees.
Congratulations to the following Ohio State University College of Optometry students, who have been named Student Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry. In a record-breaking year, 37 Ohio State Optometry students earned this prestigious honor.
Traveling to the American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting is one of many highlights of The Ohio State University College of Optometry student experience. The following students will receive funds to attend Academy 2018 in San Antonio, November 7-10, thanks to generous travel fellowships.
Greg Hopkins (OD'10/MS’14) is the 2018 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant, awarded by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) in collaboration with the Frederic and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation. The grant enables institutions to provide care and support personnel directly related to the field of low vision.
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.