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Dr. Chris Johnson receives Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award

Chris JohnsonCongratulations to Dr. Chris Johnson on receiving the Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award from the American Academy of Optometry! 

The Charles F. Prentice Medal Award (established in 1958) is awarded annually to a distinguished scientist or clinician scientist in recognition of a career-long record of advancement of knowledge in vision science. The award is considered to be the most prestigious of the Academy’s awards for achievement in research. Establishing a long record of distinction in research will typically require that the nominee be beyond the mid-career stage.

More information on The Charles F. Prentice Medal and past recipients

Welcome, Caroline!

Caroline Allen joined the ophthalmology team on Monday, July 9, as our new medical librarian! Caroline is coming to us from the North Liberty Community Library and Iowa Women’s Archives. She attended the University of Iowa and received her Master's in Library and Information Science. We're excited to have her as part of the ophthalmology family!

Hometown: Wellman, IA

Hobbies: Boxing, knitting, running, reading

Alma mater: The University of Iowa

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Caroline Allen

Transitional Interns, Residents, and Fellows | 2018-2019

Below you will find a document with the photo, year, and pager number for each of our wonderful Transitional Interns, Residents, and Fellows! I will include a full introduction to our new interns and fellows in next Friday's update.

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Res Fellows

(This document can also be found at the top of the Update homepage under 'Residents & Fellows')

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Peds vision screening project

Vision Screening Project Announcement

Pediatric Ophthalmology announces a Vision Screening Project for Ophthalmology Department
Residents, Fellows, Faculty & Staff

Saturday, August 4th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Peds Ophthalmology Clinic

Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews
Age: 6 months-Kindergarten
For a FREE vision screening

Free parking is available in the Kinnick Stadium lot
Front doors will be unlocked for this event

RSVP appreciated but not necessary
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with how many children you will be bringing

Download flyer here

Hole-in-one!

golfer vectorBrice Critser, Director of Diagnostic Imaging, scored a hole-in-one this past weekend at Finkbine Golf Course, at the 17th hole, using a 5 iron from 162 yards away. Way to go, Brice!

Save the Date: Town Hall Meeting, Aug. 23

Save the Date

There will be Ophthalmology Town Meetings on Thursday, August 23. There will be two meeting times on this date - The first meeting will be from 8:00-8:45 AM and the second will be from 4:00-4:45 PM in Braley Auditorium. The Town Meetings are for all staff members. Please mark your calendar and make every effort to attend one of the meetings.

Wellness Corner

Submitted by Tonya Looker-

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July 2018 Wellness Update – Summer 2018 liveWELL newsletter

Extra, extra! Your mobile-friendly version of the Summer 2018 liveWELL newsletter: http://hr.uiowa.edu/livewell/news

JULY 2018 Wellness Ambassador Updates

Don't miss flipping through 16-pages of content focused on work, life and well-being tips and resources you can use throughout your employee life cycle at the University of Iowa!

Inside you will find articles on:

   * Work, Life and Well-Being Throughout the Employee Life Cycle

   * Group Health Coaching: Unwrapping the Science of Sugar and Resilience 101

   * TIAA Online Resources

   * Wellness Heroes

   * Powerful Tools for Caregivers  

   * Walking Scavenger Hunt 2018

   * My Health & Wellness BONUS CODE

REMINDER: Take your Personal Health Assessment in 2018 and earn an incentive of up to $45. Located at your Self-Service website.

Iowa Lions Eye Bank | Update

Submitted by Ashley Dockendorf-

Family Services Coordinator, Deb Schuett, welcomed special guests to the eye bank on Tuesday—Geri Ryan and her daughter, Patti, from the Dubuque area. Geri is the wife of Paul F. Ryan who died in 2002 at Finley Hospital in Dubuque. Paul donated his corneas to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank for transplant to 2 grateful recipients, one from Illinois and the other from Iowa. Following his death, Geri created a beautiful quilt square for the eye bank’s Donor Family Quilt of Memories to honor her husband. Paul was a devoted husband and father of 7 children. He also dedicated his life to serving others through his volunteerism on the Key West Volunteer Fire Department for 46 years, serving as Fire Chief for 15 of those years. Geri and their daughter Patti drove down to the eye bank to view the quilt that holds Paul’s handmade tribute, along with the other memory quilts that include unique squares created by the loved ones of eye donors through the years. 

Patti and Geri

Patti with her mother, Geri Ryan

It's not goodbye, it's see you later...

View photo album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskEsAoim 

After 27 years with the Iowa Eye family, we say "see you later" to Trish Duffel, friend, and department medical librarian. As we all know, Trish has been more than just a librarian and we will truly miss her and appreciate everything she has done for EACH and EVERY one of us. We wish you the best of luck on your next adventure and your upcoming travels! Relax. Enjoy. You deserve this!

Trish retirement


 

Join us next Friday, July 6, from 2-4 PM in the Blodi 1 Conference Room to celebrate
Trish Duffel and wish her the best of luck in retirement!

Trish retirement

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UI Optical Summer Sale

UI Optical is expanding the usual one-day sale to the whole month of July! Update your prescriptions and take advantage of this opportunity to save 20% on frames and lenses throughout the month.

Have questions? Contact 384-9922.

All current prescriptions are accepted at our two convenient locations -

Pomerantz Family Pavilion 
Level 2, Elevator L 

UI Health Care - Iowa River Landing
Level 2 

uihc.org/eyewear-ui-optical

UI Optical Sale

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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 7/13/2018

schedule subject to change


Mon

July 16

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Scott Larson, MD: Strabismus M&M (OR Complications and Discussion)

Tue

July 17

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Morning Rounds - On-call Rounds
Stone Rounds

Wed

July 18

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Austin Fox, MD

Thu

July 19

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

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

Fri

July 20

7:00 AM

BCSC Retina - Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD and Robert Mullins, PhD: Anatomy and Physiology of Retina and Laser Treatment

schedule subject to change


Mon

July 23

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Adam Hauglid (Orthoptist trainee), followed by On Call Rounds

Tue

July 24

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

***Available***
Stone Rounds

Wed

July 25

8:00 AM

***Available***

Thu

July 26

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

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

Fri

July 27

7:00 AM

BCSC Retina - Karen Gehrs, MD: Endophthalmitis and Masquerade Syndromes Journal Club

schedule subject to change


Mon

July 30

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - On-call Rounds

Tue

July 31

8:00 AM
5:00 PM

***Available***
Stone Rounds

Wed

August 1

8:00 AM

Morning Rounds - Tyler Quist, MD

Thu

August 2

8:00 AM
5:30 PM

Morning Rounds - Guest Lecture: Vittorio Porciatti, Dsc, FARVO, Vice Chair and Director of Research, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute:" Ocular Perfusion Pressure. Was ist das?"
Sohn Rounds (Retina work room)

Fri

August 3

7:00 AM

BCSC Retina - H. Culver Boldt, MD: Melanocytic, Angiomatous, 2° Tumors and RB, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Rare Tumors

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

  • Aug 16 - Guest Lecture: Dorothy Johnson, PhD, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History
  • Aug 17 - Phaco Course in Madison, WI (all residents)
  • Sept 14 - Clinical Conference: Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Oct 12 - Clinical Conference: Cornea
  • Oct 27-30 - AAO Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL
  • Nov 9 - Clinical Conference: Glaucoma (Armaly Lecture)
  • Nov 12 - Dr. Deb Klimek - W.E. Scott Lecture

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: 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.; copy editor: Peg Harris; Department Head: Keith D. Carter, MD.