Eye on Education
May 2020
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President's Point of View
  
Never before in the history of our profession, nor for that matter in the history of our country, has a group of graduates faced the kinds of challenges that our Class of 2020 has had to face these past few months.
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ASCO News
More than 70 attendees participated in ASCO’s first interactive Town Hall Forum for Industry Partners on Thursday, April 23. 
Due to social distancing requirements and precautions necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, most of ASCO’s meetings normally held in June (in concert with AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting) and July will now be held virtually. 
As universities and hospitals suspend routine patient care to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the American Academy of Optometry is partnering with the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry to help enhance case-based student education.
 
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The Allergan Foundation Donates $2.0 Million to Community Organizations on Front-Line of COVID-19 Response
 
Member News
  
Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Associate Professor D. Joshua Cameron, PhD, FAAO, is 3D printing masks from home to help hospitals with equipment shortages, and he is calling on others to join the effort.
  
When the coronavirus outbreak first hit China, New England College of Optometry sent supportive messages and video to the students and faculty at Wenzhou Medical University (WMU).
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Satya Verma, OD ‘75, FAAO, DPNAP, Diplomate, associate professor, and director of the Externship Program at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University, has been named as one of the 2020 inductees into the National Optometric Hall of Fame.
 
  
Dr. Betty Harville, from Southern College of Optometry, is retiring later this summer after 37 years of teaching.
 
  
George Miller brings nearly 20 years of fundraising experience to college.
  
After four years of classes, lectures, and clinical rotations, sisters Abby and Paige Small graduated from MCPHS’s Doctor of Optometry (OD) program.
Researcher Om Srivastava, PhD, professor at the UAB School of Optometry, hopes to slow the progression of age-related cataracts, the most common causes of blindness in the world.
 
 
  
Seeing patients for pediatric vision therapy, low vision, and urgent eyecare
  
Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) received the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) “Site of the Year” award.
Alan Kabat, OD ‘90, FAAO, professor at Salus PCO, presented a number of lectures on topics such as dry eye; biological medications in eye care...
 
  
Salus University has completed two new articulation agreements in the Doctor of Optometry Degree program with Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa.
  
Midwestern University and the Arizona College of Optometry are excited to announce that Dr. Robert Fintelmann, MD has joined the AZCOPT faculty as a full-time Associate Professor.
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SIG News
The Medical Library Association (MLA) recognizes the accomplishment in collection development for the health sciences by awarding the Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences annually.
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 Call for Nominations – Deadline June 5, 2020
  
Nominations are open for 2021 Class of membership in the National Academies of Practice. Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2020.