News and Events

Dr. Nicholas Volpe gave the 18th Annual Paul Sternberg Sr. Lectureship

From left to right: David K. Wallace, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Nicholas Volpe, MD, Mrs. Gloria Sternberg, Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD, Former Director, Vanderbilt Eye Institute

The New York Times reporter, Gina Kolata interviewed David Calkins, PhD, Director, Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, for a story about safety and viewing of the solar eclipse coming in April.


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Congratulations to our 2024 Gass Fellows, Drs. Nicolaas DeRuyter and Tahreem Mir.


It was a very special night for VEI Retina, remembering a legendary clinician, Dr. J. Donald M. Gass.

Dr. Lori Ann Kehler named Associate Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs


Lori Ann Kehler, O.D. has been named Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs. In this role, Dr. Kehler will organize and oversee our departmental mentoring program, and she will partner with Vice Chair, Dr. Milam Brantley in leading faculty-related initiatives such as appointments and promotions, career development, faculty engagement, and award nominations. Dr. Kehler also serves as the Chief of our Optometry Division. 

Large, Diverse Genetic Study of Glaucoma Implicates Vascular and Cancer-related Genes


An international genetic study using multiancestry biobanks has identified novel genetic locations associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common type of glaucoma and the leading cause of irreversible blindness globally.
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VEI Announces 2024 Fellowship and Residency Match Results