Faculty and Staff News Summer 2015
Here's what our faculty and staff have been up to lately.
President Heath Elected to Lead Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
President David A. Heath has been elected to serve as president of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, the organization that represents the 21 schools and colleges of optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Alumna Sworn in as American Optometric Association’s President-Elect
SUNY Optometry alumna and faculty member, Dr. Andrea Thau, was sworn in as president-elect of the American Optometric Association at Optometry’s Meeting in Seattle in June.
Community Outreach Coordinator Helping to Extend Care to the Underserved
Community outreach coordinator, Ms. Marinel Pena, has worked to expand the level of care and education that the College and University Eye Center provide to people throughout New York City.
Study to Test Light Deprivation as Treatment for Amblyopia in Adults
Associate Professor Ben Backus is the principle investigator for a National Institutes of Health-funded study that will use light deprivation as a way to potentially tackle an often incurable condition in adults.
Class of 2015 Celebrated and Honored at Commencement
The SUNY College of Optometry held its 41st commencement at the Hudson Theatre on Sunday, May 31 and recognized the achievements of the Class of 2015.
Capstone Helps Prepare Class of 2015 for Success
The day-long event on May 29 was organized as a way to help launch the newly minted ODs into their careers with the most up-to-date information available, and help to prepare them for the rapidly evolving health care landscape.
White Coat Ceremony Recognizes Class of 2017
With a large crowd of family and friends in attendance, the Class of 2017 had its white coat ceremony in the College’s Schwarz Theater on May 21, marking their transition from the second to third year of the Doctor of Optometry program at SUNY Optometry.
Dr. Tamara Petrosyan Named AOA’s Young Optometrist of the Year
Dr. Tamara Petrosyan, a 2009 graduate of SUNY Optometry and an assistant clinical professor at the College, has been named the 2015 Young Optometrist of the Year by the American Optometric Association.
Faculty and Staff News May 2015
Here's what our faculty and staff have been up to lately