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Employee Spotlight: Janet Lemonis, COA , CREDO Award Winner
Compassion, advocacy for patients with visual impairment put Eye Institute employee Janet Lemonis in the spotlight
David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has been granted one of the preeminent awards in vision research — the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Stein Innovation Award.
Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, G.W. Hale Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt and chair of the department, has been named to receive the 2018 Award of Merit in Retina Research Recipient by the Retina Society.
“Although others have identified unverifiable publications as a problem, no one has offered a solution. We are the first to land on a solution, and a really implementable one.”
“There is meticulousness and subtlety that goes into carving and shaping reeds that is paralleled in surgery,” said Sobel, assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “The smallest details matter.”
Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences achieved a ranking of 3rd in National Institutes of Health funding among ophthalmology centers in the United States.
"It is a tremendous honor to be selected by my peers to lead the association of academic ophthalmology,” said Sternberg, who is also Chief Patient Experience and Service Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “As a discipline, ophthalmology has been de-prioritized at medical centers across the nation. We have been almost completely eliminated from the medical school curriculum and are provided little to no institutional funds flow to support our academic programs.”
VUMC ophthalmologist felled by rare virus has to learn to walk and eat again.
A team of researchers, led by David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of glaucoma showing new hopes for treatments to preserve vision.
A multi-institutional team of investigators including Rachel Kuchtey, MD, PhD, and John Kuchtey, PhD, at Vanderbilt, explored molecular changes in aqueous humor content in glaucoma.
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David Calkins, PhD
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Tonia Rex, PhD
Audacious Goals competition winner
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Straatsma Award, AAO/AUPO