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Student Employee Appreciation Month | Drack Lab

Submitted by Dr. Arlene Drack-

This month is Student Employee Appreciation Month, and during the ERG Rounds this past Tuesday, Dr. Drack presented her incredible Drack Lab student employees with Ehrlenmyer flasks of flowers. These undergrads do experiments, write papers, and help keep the lab running. Dr. Drack, Wanda Pfeifer, and Sajag Bhattarai manage these student workers. Megan Helms, who has worked in the lab for 4 years, received an employee of the year award, which was reported last week. Megan has been accepted into medical school for the coming academic year.

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Pictured left to right:  Dr. Arlene Drack, Taylor Dunn, Aishwarya Kothapalli, Megan Helms, Ioana Cherascu, Adisa Salesevic, and Wanda Pfeifer.

Thank you for supporting Miles with Miles

Submitted by Teresa Espy-

I want to thank you for supporting the “March for Babies & Miles with Miles and Distance for Dircks team”!  Our goal was $3,000 and we raised over $3,500! Our family can’t thank you enough…you’re the BEST! 

The Miles Espy Family

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Pedal for Life | Organ Donation Awareness

Submitted by Jan Full-

Share it

Jan Full and Dr. Wall will also be participating in the ride this year!


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Letter from David Full-

The last few years many of you are aware of the bicycle trips across the country to Raise Awareness for Organ Donation with the non-profit Pedal For Life. Last year was a success story with over 170,000 people following us on social media. We CAN make a difference and raise awareness.

This year we have formed a team called Team Share It. We will be participating in RAGBRAI, the largest group cycling ride on the planet! Between 10,000 and 15,000 riders pedal across the state of Iowa the last week of July. This year it is only about 450 miles! Team Share It will use this platform to continue to Raise Awareness for the need of Organ Donation.

I have an aggressive fundraising campaign to donate contributions to the Iowa Donor Network. Can you, will you help me reach my lofty goal? Here is the FlipCause link.

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/MjcyNDU=/15945

Any and all sizes of monetary contributions will help. There are still more than 120,000 fellow Americans waiting today for an organ donation. It is a cause that has nothing to do with their age, their ethnic background, their gender, or their religious and political preferences.

Thanks SO very much for YOUR consideration! AND, are YOU a registered organ donor?

Dave Full
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319-471-2701


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Iowa Lions Eye Bank | Update

Submitted by Ashley Dockendorf-

On Wednesday, Deb Schuett, Family Services Coordinator for ILEB traveled to Beaverdale Eye Clinic in Des Moines to present a plaque to honor Dr. James Hartzell who died unexpectedly in December of 2014. He was a cornea donor for the Iowa Lions Eye Bank and gifted restored sight to two grateful cornea recipients residing in the state of New York. 

Dr. Hartzell was a prominent Des Moines optometrist for more than 40 years. He was the owner and president of Vision Care PC, a past president of the Iowa Optometric Association, the Iowa Board of Optometry Examiners and Prevent Blindness Iowa.   

The plaque was presented to Dr. Blaine Brunsen, O.D. who joined Vision Clinic in 2008 and worked alongside Dr. Hartzell until his death in 2014. 

Below is the inscription on the plaque:

In memory of Dr. James Wylie Hartzell, II
for his 40 years of dedicated care to his patients at Vision Clinic, P.C.
We also honor and recognize his altruistic Gift of Sight to others through cornea donation
to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank.
His compassion and generosity is exemplary.

 “The value of one’s life cannot be measured in the years they live,
but rather, in the value of the gifts they leave behind.”

Deb and Dr Blaine Brunsen


Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Donate Life Month ceremony at UIHC yesterday afternoon. We appreciate Ken Kates taking time from his day to kick-off the event and to Lisa Gotzinger sharing her story about her son, Kyle. Kyle was an organ, eye, and tissue donor in 2016.

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ARVO 2018 Schedule

 

ARVO2018

Presentations and Posters
from The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Don’t miss our presentations and posters at ARVO. Below is a list of the various offerings from our researchers. We look forward to seeing you.

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Sunday, April 29

4/29/2018, 8:15 AM - 10 AM. Andreas Christian Borta, Oliver W. Gramlich, Kimberly Miller, Cheyanne Godwin, Remko Bakker, Markus H. KuehnElevated Expression of AOC3 in Human Eyes with NPDR. Poster #C0005  Abstract #194. Location: Exhibit Hall. 

4/29/2018, 1 PM - 2:30 PM. Christine N. Kay, Isabelle S. Audo, Mark E. Pennesi, Robert E. MacLaren, Stephen R. Russell. Update on clinical gene therapy trials for inherited retinal diseases. SIG. Location: Room 311.

4/29/2018, 1 PM - 2:45 PM. Oliver W. Gramlich, Kasra Zarai, Alexander J. Brown, Randy H. Kardon. Early Visual Biomarkers in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis. Poster #B0292  Abstract #620.  Location: Exhibit Hall. 


Monday, April 30

4/30/2018, 8:15 AM - 10 AM. Jessica M. Skeie, Benjamin Aldrich, Anna E. Wilcox, Gregory A. Schmidt, Cynthia R. Reed, Mark A. GreinerReduced Fission and Mitophagy in Diabetic Corneal Endothelial Cells Impair Mitochondrial Health. Poster #B0117  Abstract #1357. Location: Exhibit Hall.

4/30/2018, 11:15 AM - 1 PM. Bruno Lay, Christine W. Sindt, Ronan Danno. Comparing scleral contact lenses generated by impression technology vs Scheimpflug images. Poster #B0078  Abstract #1763. Location: Exhibit Hall. 

4/30/2018, 11:15 AM - 1 PM. Bruno Lay, Christine W. Sindt, Ronan Danno. Repeatability and Validation of Scheimpflug Scleral Data. Poster #B0089  Abstract #1774. Location: Exhibit Hall. 

4/30/2018, 11:15 AM - 1 PM. Sacha Luigi Naso, Audrey Nguyen, Randy H. Kardon, Aki K. Kawasaki. Correlation of Functional and Structural Changes in non Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Poster #C0303 Abstract #1903. Location: Exhibit Hall. 

4/30/2018, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM. Kasra Zarei, Sabina David, Claudia Pfleger, Dalia Berman, Pieter Poolman, Oliver W. Gramlich, Jane Bailey, Randy H. Kardon. Smartphone App Visual Function Tests in Multiple Sclerosis Patients With and Without Optic Neuritis. Poster #A0355  Abstract #2186.  Location: Exhibit Hall. 

4/30/2018, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM. John William Miller, Jui-Kai Wang, Matthew Thurtell, Randy H. Kardon, Mona K. Garvin. Differentiation between papilledema and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy using retinal layer shape and regional volume features in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Poster #A0365  Abstract #2196. Location: Exhibit Hall.

4/30/2018, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM. Jui-Kai Wang, Jason Agne, Qingyang Su, Randy H. Kardon, Mona K. Garvin. Automated Detection of Retinal Folds in Papilledema Using En-Face Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Poster #A0366 Abstract #2197. Location: Exhibit Hall. 


Tuesday, May 1

5/1/2018, 1:30 PM - 3 PM. Ningli Wang, Val C. Sheffield, Zhijian Wu, Markus Kuehn, Ting Xie. Gene Therapy of Glaucoma. SIG. Location: Room 315.

5/1/2018, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM. Nicole Morrow, Matthew Benage, Mark A. Greiner. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of conjunctival melanoma. Poster #A0306 Abstract #3645. Location: Exhibit Hall. 

5/1/2018, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM. Markus H. Kuehn, Oliver W. Gramlich, John H. Fingert, Young H. Kwon, Wallace L M Alward.  Transfer of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from human glaucoma patients to NOD/scid gamma mice elicits loss of retinal ganglion cells in recipients. Poster #B0078  Abstract #3731. Location: Exhibit Hall.

5/1/2018, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM. Stephen R. Russell, Jean Bennett, Jennifer Wellman, Daniel C. Chung, Katherine High, Zi-Fan Yu, Amy Tillman, Albert M. Maguire. Three-year update for the phase 3 voretigene neparvovec study in biallelic RPE65 mutation–associated inherited retinal disease. Poster #C0366 Abstract #3900. Location: Exhibit Hall. 


Wednesday, May 2

5/1/2018, 8:45 AM - 9 AM. Ying Hsu, Janelle Garrison, Gunhee Kim, Arlene V. Drack, Darryl Nishimura, Seongjin Seo, Val C. Sheffield. Determination of the optimal time window for gene replacement therapies for blindness using an inducible rescue mouse model of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. Abstract #3962. Location: Room 320.

5/1/2018, 11:15 AM - 1 PM. Ankur Jain, Wei Zhu, Qihong Zhang, Markus H. Kuehn, Abbot F. Clark, Val C. SheffieldPrimary Cilia and Extracellular Matrix Interactions in Trabecular Meshwork Cells. Poster #B0145  Abstract #4721. Location: Exhibit Hall.

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Lectures and Conferences

updated 4/20/2018

schedule subject to change


Mon

April 23

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - Faculty Candidate: Ashiyana Nariani, MD: "Pre-Descemet Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK): Step-by-Step"
Fluorescein work session

Tue

April 24

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - Electrophysiology rounds - Pattern ERG
Stone Rounds

Wed

April 25

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Tony Chung, MD

Thu

April 26

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

Morning Rounds - Suzanne Mitts - Billing & Coding
Sohn Rounds (Retina work room)

Fri

April 27

7:00 AM

BCSC - Neuro-op - Michael Wall, MD: Perimetry

schedule subject to change


Mon

April 30

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - Faculty Candidate - Jaclyn Haugsdal, MD
Fluorescein work session

Tue

May 1

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - On-call Rounds
Stone Rounds

Wed

May 2

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Matthew Benage, MD

Thu

May 3

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

Morning Rounds - ***Available***
Sohn Rounds (Retina work room)

Fri

May 4

7:00 AM

BCSC - Neuro-op - Matthew Thurtell, MD: Transient Visual Loss, Nystagmus

schedule subject to change


Mon

May 7

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - On-call Rounds
Fluorescein work session

Tue

May 8

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - Electrophysiology rounds - Dark Adaptometry
Stone Rounds

Wed

May 9

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - ***Available***

Thu

May 10

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

Morning Rounds - ***Available***
Sohn Rounds (Retina work room)

Fri

May 11


Resident/Fellow Research Day

schedule subject to change


Mon

May 14

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - On-call Rounds
Fluorescein work session

Tue

May 15

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - Electrophysiology rounds - ERF on mice and pigs
Stone Rounds

Wed

May 16

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - ***Available***

Thu

May 17

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

Morning Rounds - ***Available***
Sohn Rounds (Retina work room)

Fri

May 18

7:00 AM

BCSC Neuro-Op - Michael Wall, MD: Papilledema, IIH

schedule subject to change



CME ACCREDITATION: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT DESIGNATION: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SPONSORED BY: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences.

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TARGET AUDIENCE: Faculty, residents, fellows.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES: Upon participating in this educational series, the participant should be able to discuss interesting and challenging clinical cases in a didactic and interactive format.

Upcoming Event

  • June 8-9 - Iowa Eye Annual Meeting
  • June 28 - Resident and Fellow Graduation
  • Aug 17 - Phaco Course in Madison, WI (all residents)
  • Sept 14 - Clinical Conference: Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Oct 12 - Clinical Conference: Cornea
  • Nov 9 - Clinical Conference: Glaucoma (Armaly Lecture)

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