Nova Faculty Advisory Council Announces Professor of the Year
Julie Rodman, OD, MS, FAAO, professor of optometry and chief of The Eye Care Institute-Broward, was awarded College of Optometry Professor of the Year for 2018-2019 by the Nova Southeastern University Faculty Advisory Council in recognition of significant contributions to research, scholarship and exceptional instruction.
Dr. Julie Rodman graduated from Brandeis University in 1994 with a BA in neuroscience. She received her optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1998. Dr. Rodman went on to complete a residency in hospital-based optometry at the VAMC Brockton/West Roxbury, MA. Since completing her residency, Dr. Rodman has worked in various settings, including an ophthalmology private practice and an HMO-based practice. Dr. Rodman joined the NOVA Southeastern College of Optometry as a part-time faculty member in May 2000. In 2014, Dr. Rodman received her master's of science in clinical vision research from Nova Southeastern University.
In February 2008, Dr. Rodman joined the Nova faculty on a full-time basis as an assistant professor of optometry and now holds the rank of professor of optometry. Dr. Rodman has taught in the Optometry Theory and Methods Laboratory and currently serves as chief of The Eye Care Institute-Broward in downtown Fort Lauderdale. She has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Clinical Precepting and Preceptor of the Year.
Dr. Rodman has served as residency education coordinator, where she was responsible for arranging the didactic assignments for the Resident Conference Series as well as interdisciplinary presentations. Dr. Rodman is a residency supervisor and mentors and guides the residents with Grand Rounds presentations, posters and publications. Dr. Rodman is actively involved in the residency program and has served on the Residency Advisory Committee as well as the ASCO Residency Affairs Committee.
Dr. Rodman has authored multiple posters at the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Southeast Conference of Optometry (SECO) and Heart of America on various ocular disease topics. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2007. She serves as a poster reviewer for the multi-media session at SECO and is a reviewer for multiple index medicus journals as well. Dr. Rodman is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association and Optometric Retina Society. Dr. Rodman also sits on the Optovue Advisory Board, where she serves as a lecturer and consultant. She holds her Oral Pharmaceuticals Certification and is laser certified as well. Her scholarly interests include retinal disease, optical coherence tomography, optical coherence tomography angiography and diseases of the vitreo-retinal interface. She was the principal investigator on a multi-center nationwide investigation into the prevalence of vitreomacular adhesion in patients 40 years of age and older.