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Dr. Marcia Miller-Hjelle and her husband Dr. Tom Hjelle understand the many challenges associated with biomedical research. Both enjoyed careers in science and academic medicine so they know how difficult it can be to secure funding for early-stage projects which can lead to discovery. The two...
Dr. Mark Greiner , a cornea specialist with University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, recently completed participation in the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Leadership Development Program XXII. He was part of a select group of twenty physicians comprising the program’s class of 2020...
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has been granted an Unrestricted Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in the amount of $115,000 a year to support promising vision research. Funding was awarded based on a thorough review of criteria, including the department’s research...
Artwork and painting have been an interest of Sherry Shedenhelm’s since she was in grade school. Her talents were first recognized after entering and winning a city-wide art contest. A genetic visual impairment later diagnosed as Fuchs corneal dystrophy, however, left her feeling uncertain about...
The University of Iowa edged up in the rankings of top eye programs according to Ophthalmology Times ® . The specialty publication's 2020 Best Programs Survey has UI up to #6 in residency education and #5 in clinical care. UI also continues to score high in the best overall program and vision...
University of Iowa faculty, trainees, and staff will be involved in plenty of live and on-demand sessions throughout this year’s unique AAO Annual Meeting held online November 13-15, 2020. Tune in to learn about the latest diagnostic and surgical techniques, research advances, and more in the field...
Education and teaching are central to an academic medical center’s mission and have long been a cornerstone to the ophthalmology residency program at the University of Iowa. The department of ophthalmology and visual sciences recently affirmed its commitment to education with the addition of an...
Advocacy on behalf of ophthalmology and service to the profession are instilled during residency and fellowship training at the University of Iowa. Alumni of our training programs carry this mindset with them throughout their careers. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recognizes its...
Alina Dumitrescu, MD , Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was recently named chair of the Genetic Eye Disorders Committee for the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus ( AAPOS ). Dr. Dumitrescu was formerly a member of the committee, which...
In 1954, Dr. Alson E. Braley, chair of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Iowa, saw the need for an eye bank in the Midwest and approached the Lions Clubs of Iowa at the Lions State Convention in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Iowa Lions accepted the challenge, raised...