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Ophthalmology Update

Research to Prevent Blindness supports Iowa’s vision research

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The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has received an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in the amount of $115,000 per year for five years. The funding was awarded based on a thorough review of criteria, including the department’s research activities, laboratory environment, and clinical and scientific staff.

“Discretionary funds for innovative research projects are essential to our understanding of the causes of eye diseases and development of new treatments. RPB’s support allows us to expand our vision research and leverage our success in future efforts,” states Keith Carter, MD, department chair.

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine holds one of 37 RPB Unrestricted Grants nationwide. For more information on RPB’s grants program, visit www.rpbusa.org.

2018 Match Results

The Ophthalmology Residency Match results for 2018 were revealed on January 11. We are proud to announce the following five people will be joining us as Transitional Interns in July 2018 and as Ophthalmology Residents in July of 2019. Congratulations to all, we look forward to working with you!

2018 Match results

 

 

Resident and Fellow Graduation | Save the Date!

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Resident and Fellow graduation will be held Thursday, June 28, at the Hancher Auditorium. This will be the same format as previous years. More information will be sent out at a later date.

Best Wishes, Barb!

After 36 years with the department, we say farewell and best wishes to Barb Murphy on her retirement! Thank you for all you have done for the ophthalmology family, we will miss you!

 “I want to thank everyone for making my 36 years with the Eye Department so memorable. It was such a learning experience.

The clock I was given is very nice and the good wishes and gifts mean so much. The friends I have made will be with me always. 

I'll miss seeing you on a daily basis but I will be back for appointments. Retirement has been very relaxing so far......Here's to keeping in touch, Barb Murphy

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Denise Barb

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Wellness Corner

Submitted by Tonya Looker-

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Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Challenge

January 22 – March 30, 2018

Over the course of 10 weeks, teams of 2-10 people take part in a friendly competition tracking activity minutes and/or weight loss.

- Registration cost is $22 per person.
- There is no reimbursement incentive available in 2018.

What’s New for 2018?

Below are just a few of the exciting changes we’ve been working on for this year’s challenge.

- New dashboard design
- Ability to sync with Fitbit devices and the Under Armour app
- Ability for captains to lead multiple teams

Included with your registration for Live Healthy Iowa is:

- Challenge T-shirt 
- Weekly activity, nutrition and recipe tips via e-mail
- A personal online tracking page
- Unlimited access to healthy recipes, health tips and more
- Opportunities to win individual prizes and team incentives
- Discounted registration for a Live Healthy Iowa 5K event 

If you are interested in joining a team, please notify Lisa Milder, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 353.7625.

Watch the 2012 Live Healthy Iowa Promo: https://youtu.be/4T-z8ZWg_Iw 

Iowa Lions Eye Bank | Update

Submitted by Ashley Dockendorf-

ILEB is excited to attend the Lions Clubs of Iowa Mid-Winter Convention this weekend at the Sheraton in West Des Moines to learn more about the great things that Lions are doing around the state, and to thank them for all of their support, especially their financial support that allowed us to purchase a new Chemidoc Imager for our research efforts.

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ILEB thankyou


Thank you so much to Roger Cox, a Lion Transporter from the Montezuma Lions Club for braving the cold to transport SEVEN corneas to ILEB today!  Roger has been a Lion for ten years, and became a transporter last year when he retired. We would not be able to do what we do without support from our amazing transporters like Roger!

Roger Cox

UPDATE: Tune in to KWWL-TV

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Watch interview:https://goo.gl/shUXur


Previous story posted 1/5/18

Dr. Steve Russell was interviewed by KWWL, the local NBC TV affiliate, for a story about the gene therapy treatment trial that University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Wynn Institute for Vision Research are involved in. The story will air on KWWL-TV tonight at 10 pm. It will also air in the morning shows over the weekend.

We want to hear from you!

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As we have some new faces around the department that may not be familiar with the weekly update, we want to remind you to share your news with the update team! Whether it be personal or professional, the update is a newsletter for the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences employees to communicate news and events that are important to you, or may be of interest to others. A few examples of submission topics: employee awards, recognitions, and life events (weddings, birth announcements, accomplishments - personal and professional, new employees, retirements, and more…)


Feel free to send by email or stop by the C.S. O’Brien Library if you have something you would like to share (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Lectures and Conferences

updated 1/12/2018

schedule subject to change


Mon

January 15




NO ROUNDS - UIHC HOLIDAY

Tue

January 16

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - Stephanie Lynch, MD
Stone Rounds

Wed

January 17

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Lael Stander, MD

Thu

January 18

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

Morning Rounds - Austin Fox, MD
Sohn Rounds (Retina work room)

Fri

January 19

7:00 AM

BCSC Pediatrics - Olson - EOM Anatomy and surgical techniques

schedule subject to change


Mon

January 22

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - Maj. Gary Legault, MD, US Army Ophthalmologist
Fluorescein work session

Tue

January 23

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - Matt Miller, MD
Stone Rounds

Wed

January 24

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Faculty candidate interview presentation: Elaine Binkley, MD

Thu

January 25

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

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

Fri

January 26

7:00 AM

BCSC Pediatrics - Larson - Sensory physiology

schedule subject to change


Mon

January 29

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - On-call rounds
Fluorescein work session

Tue

January 30

8:00 AM


Morning Rounds - Faculty candidate interview presentation: Jane Bailey, MD
No Stone Rounds

Wed

January 31

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - ***Available***

Thu

February 1

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

Morning Rounds - Dr. Syed - Pathology lecture series
Sohn Rounds (Retina work room)

Fri

February 2

8:45 AM
3:00 PM

Retina Clinical Conference - Dr. George Williams, MD
BCSC Pediatrics - Kemp - Embryology

schedule subject to change


Mon

February 5

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - M&M with Lindsay De Andrade, MD
Fluorescein work session

Tue

February 6

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - BLS re-certification training
Stone Rounds

Wed

February 7

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Matthew Benage, MD

Thu

February 8

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

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

Fri

February 9

7:00 AM

BCSC Pediatrics - Dumitrescu: Amblyopia and pediatric vision testing

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.

CONTENT: Determination of educational content for this educational activity and the selection of speakers and facilitators are responsibilities of the activity director. Any commercial firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

DISCLOSURE POLICY: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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

  • Feb 6 - BLS re-certification training
  • Mar 2 - Clinical Conference: Cataract/Comprehensive
  • Apr 4 - Marcy Rosenbaum, MD - Managing Multiple Levels of Learners
  • Apr 6 - Clinical Conference: Oculoplastics
  • Apr 16 - David Dries - WE Scott Lecture Series
  • May 11 - Resident Research Day
  • June 8-9 - Iowa Eye Annual Meeting
  • June 28 - Resident and Fellow Graduation

About The Update

The Ophthalmology Update is a newsletter for employees of the Department of Ophthalmology. Editor & staff writer: Kelsey Hunold (7-8001) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; staff writers: staff writer: Trish Duffel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Joe Schmidt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; photographers: Brice Critser, Carol Chan, Stefani Karakas, Andrea Starkweather, Jody Troyer, and Toni Venckus; copy editor: Peg Harris; Department Head: Keith D. Carter, MD.