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Monday, August 10, 2015 UI Ophthalmologist, Erin Shriver, MD, was selected for the 2015 Emerging Leader Award by Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) . The organization met for its Summer Symposium on August 6-9 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Shriver has served as the WIO Summer Symposium Chair and has been a...
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Monday, July 20, 2015 Residents and fellows from the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences recently partnered with the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic ( ICFMC ) to offer a Diabetic Eye Disease Screening Day. The 1Ž2 day event provided needed eye screening for over fifty...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Two University of Iowa Ophthalmology faculty have been honored for their service to the profession by national organizations. Dr. John Fingert has been recognized for his service and contributions to ophthalmic research by being named a Fellow of the Association for Research...
Monday, July 13, 2015 A former resident from the Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Andrew Doan, was awarded the 2015 Early Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. The award honors College of Medicine graduates of the past 20 years who have...
Monday, July 06, 2015 A preclinical study by IVR researchers has found that there is an adverse immune response to allogenic subretinal stem cell transplantation. There have been a number of recent studies on stem cell strategies focused on replacement of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells and...
Monday, April 20, 2015 Gift Advances Research to Prevent and Cure Blinding Eye Diseases The University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research announced today two large steps forward in the battle against blinding eye disease. Both are made possible by a major gift from California...
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Dr. William Scott was chosen by the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) to receive the 2015 Physician Community Service Award. This award is given annually to a physician who has made outstanding contributions to the community. The IMS honored Dr. Scott for his exemplary efforts and...
Friday, April 17, 2015 Emeritus chairman and former faculty member, Frederick C. Blodi , MD(deceased), was inducted into the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Ophthalmology Hall of Fame. Blodi was a recognized expert in ophthalmic pathology and namesake of the FC Blodi Eye...
Friday, February 06, 2015 University of Iowa researcher Budd Tucker, PhD, has been awarded one of three Research to Prevent Blindness/International Retinal Research Foundation Catalyst Awards for Stem Cell Research Approaches for Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The four-year award of up to $250,...