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NECO/NEE Faculty, Staff, Residents, Students, and Alumni Present at Academy 2014

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Representatives from New England College of Optometry/New England Eye present research, posters, and lectures at the AAO’s Annual Meeting


New England College of Optometry was well represented at the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting this past November in Denver. Faculty, students, professional staff, residents, and alumni presented posters, research, and lectures on a diverse range of topics in optometry and vision science. NECO professor Aurora Denial was the first optometrist to receive the status of Diplomate in the Optometric Education Section and many alumni achieved the status of AAO Fellow at the annual meeting.

NECO/NEE Faculty/Professional Staff/Alumni posters, papers and symposiums:

FELLOWS DOING RESEARCH: A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY

  • Harue Marsden, OD, MS, FAAO Southern California College of Optometry-SCCO
  • Wendy Harrison, OD, PhD Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry
  • Robin Chalmers, OD, FAAO Clinical Trial Consultant
  • Ronald Watanabe, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Greg Nixon, OD The Ohio State University College of Optometry
  • Barbara Caffery, OD, PhD, FAAO Toronto Eye Care

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), White River Junction, Residency in Ocular Disease

  • Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), White River Junction, NECO
  • Richard Frick, OD VAMC White River Junction, NECO
  • Joseph Gallagher, OD VAMC White River Junction, NECO

The Association of Vision Science Librarians develops new standards for the 21st century vision science libraries

  • Kristin Motte, MS New England College of Optometry
  • Suzanne Ferimer, MSLS, MEd University of Houston

Role of internal astigmatism in the compensation of corneal astigmatism in young adults with and without myopia

  • Ruth Manny, OD, PhD, FAAO University of Houston
  • Li Deng, PhD New England College of Optometry
  • Jane Gwiazda, PhD The new England College of Optometry
  • Erik Weissberg, OD The New England College of Optometry
  • Mitchell Scheiman, OD Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
  • Karen Fern, OD University of Houston, College of Optometry
  • Leslie Hyman, PhD Stony Brook, New York

Fitting GP Contact Lenses Beyond the Limbus

  • Stephen Byrnes, OD, FAAO Londonderry, New Hampshire
  • Ronald Watanabe, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry

Beyond the Corneal Borders

  • Lynette Johns, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Eef van der Worp, PhD, FIACLE, FAAO Pacific University, College of Optometry

Eyetronix Flicker Glass (EFG) Treatment of Refractive Amblyopia

  • Bruce Moore, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, PhD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Eric Hussey, OD Private Practice
  • David Spivey, OD Private Practice
  • Catherine Johnson, OD New England College of Optometry
  • Paulette Tattersall , DipPharm, MSc New England College of Optometry
  • William Gleason, OD Foresight Regulatory Strategies Inc.
  • Gayathri Srinivasan, OD New England College of Optometry

Influence of Optic Disc Size and Neuro-retinal Rim Configuration on Accurate Identification of Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy

  • Gregory Nixon, OD, FAAO The Ohio State University
  • Ronald Watanabe, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Michael Sullivan-Mee, OD, FAAO, Diplomate, Glaucoma Albuquerque VA Medical Center
  • Anthony DeWilde, OD Kansas City VA Medical Center
  • Lisa Young, OD Chicago Glaucoma Consultants
  • G. Lynn Mitchell, MAS The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Scleral Lenses for Really Sick Eyes

  • Lynette Johns, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry

Everything You Wanted to Know about Punctal Occlusion

  • Walter Potaznick, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Irwin Shwom, OD, RDO Everett, MA

Atropine Confers More Protection Against Myopia Progression with Luminance Flicker

  • Laura Goldberg, BS, BA, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2016
  • Frances Rucker, MCOptom., Ph.D. New England College of Optometry

Double Happy Low Contrast Test Compared to Pelli Robson Letter Contrast Test: A Pilot Study

  • Neli Marcheva, OD New England College of Optometry
  • Kara Gerger, OD, MS New England College of Optometry
  • Barry Kran, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Li Deng, PhD New England College of Optometry
  • D. Luisa Mayer, PhD New England College of Optometry

Evaluating the Quality of Functional Vision through FocusSpecs Adjustable Spectacles Phase II

  • Ran He
  • Bruce Moore, O.D. The New England College of Optometry
  • Hilary Gaiser, B.A. The New England College of Optometry
  • Nadine Solaka, B.S. The New England College of Optometry
  • Li Deng, PhD New England College of Optometry

Double Happy Low Contrast Test Pilot Study: Test-Retest and Intra-Examiner Reliability

  • Kara Gerger, OD, MS
  • Neli Marcheva, OD New England College of Optometry
  • Barry Kran, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Li Deng, PhD New England College of Optometry
  • D. Luisa Mayer, PhD New England College of Optometry

Peripheral Awareness and the Effect of Central Attentional Load in Myopia

  • Kristen Kerber, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2015
  • Peter Bex, Ph.D. Northeastern University
  • Frank Thorn, O.D., Ph.D. New England College of Optometry
  • Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, PhD, FAAO New England College of Optometry

The hand-eye coordination of collegiate baseball players

  • Laura Werner, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2015
  • Walter Potaznick, OD New England College of Optometry, Class of 2015
  • Catharine Cheon, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2015
  • Joshua Froemming, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2015
  • David Conway, OD Private Practice
  • Daniel Laby, MD Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

A Novel Amblyopia Treatment that Promotes Binocularity, Increases Compliance and Does Not Constrain Daily Activities

  • Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, PhD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Eric Hussey, OD Optometry Offices, PS, Spokane, WA
  • Catherine Johnson, OD New England College of Optometry
  • Paulette Tattersall , DipPharm, MSc New England College of Optometry
  • Gayathri Srinivasan , OD, MS New England College of Optometry
  • William Gleason , OD ForeSight Regulatory Strategies, Inc.
  • David Spivey, OD Private Practice, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Bruce Moore, OD New England College of Optometry

Rare salivary gland tumor as the cause of chronic epiphora

  • Meng Meng Xu, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry

Clinical Evaluation of Novel Hybrid Contact Lens for Irregular Cornea: One-year results

  • Boris Severinsky, MOptom, FBCLA New England College of Optometry

High Incidence of Granular Corneal Dystrophy in Guatemala population in a community health center of Boston

  • Yu Su, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Dan Bastian, O.D., F.A.A.O. Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center

Evaluation of ASCO’s Cultural Competency Curriculum Guidelines Implementation Workshops

  • Gary Chu, OD, MPH, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Barbara Fink, OD, PhD The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
  • Janet Leasher, OD Nova Southeastern University
  • Hector Santiago, OD, PhD, FAAO Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School of Optometry
  • Wendy Stone, OD, FAAO Illinois College of Optometry
  • Carol Brubaker, BS Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Binocular Vision, Perception & Pediatric Optometry and Public Health Section Symposium: Affordable Care Act (ACA)

  • Bonnie Strickland, PhD
  • Eva Stahl, PhD
  • Joe Touschner, MPP
  • Bruce Moore, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Sandra Block, OD, Med, FAAO, FCOVD Illinois College of Optometry

Eye Dye: The caustic consequences of ocular staining with food coloring

  • Courtney Kronewitter, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017
  • Dale Anderson, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017
  • Andrew Rabkin, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017
  • Brent Stoliker, New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017

Bridging the Gap: Improving the Efficacy of Referrals from Primary Care Optometrists to Low Vision Specialists

  • Anne Bertolet, BS New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017
  • Jeannette Adelsberger, BS New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017
  • Emily Humphreys, BA New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017
  • Inna Kreydin, BA New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017
  • Hannah Woodward, BA New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017
  • Jessica Zebrowski, BS New England College of Optometry, Class of 2017

eyePad Project: Implementation of iPad Technology in Optometric Classroom, Laboratory, and Clinical Education Settings

  • Sara Bush, OD, MCPHS
  • Diane Russo, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Andrew McLeod, OD, MS, FAAO New England College of Optometry

Clinical Research Workshop

  • Barbara Caffery, OD, PhD, FAAO Toronto Eye Care
  • Robin Chalmers, OD, FAAO Clinical Trial Consultant
  • Susan Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO Marshall B. Ketchum University, College of Optometry
  • Wendy Harrison, OD, PhD, FAAO Midwestern University Arizona, College of Optometry
  • Harue Marsden, OD, MS, FAAO Southern College of Optometry
  • Gregory Nixon, OD, FAAO The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
  • Ronald Watanabe, OD, FAAO New England College of Optometry
  • Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, FAAO The Ohio State University, College of Optometry

Residents Day Paper Presenters from NECO:

  • Crystal Tong, OD, White River Junction VAMC

NECO Residents Day Poster Presenters:

Thomas Andrea, OD
Matthew Beard, OD
Ashley Deemer, OD
Laura Di Meglio, OD
Nicole Gaibrois, OD
Briana Gerry, OD
Rahul Gupta, OD
Elaime Hernandez, OD
Grace Jeong, OD
Suzanne Kim, OD
Anna Kirillova, OD
Holly Knight, OD
Christie Krolczyk, OD
Erin Lord, OD
Jessica Luu, OD, White River Junction, VAMC
Preeti Mokka, OD
David Nadeau, OD
Glen Ong, OD
Sonali Patel, OD
Debi Sarma, OD
Michael Shea, OD
Charmine Trajano, OD
Connie Tsai, OD
Catherine Tuoung, OD
Thomas Wong, OD
Cheryl Zabrowski, OD,

NECO Alumni achieving the status of Fellows:

Dr. Sowmya Srinivas
Dr. Brian J. Pietrantonio
Dr. Maritza Y. Grey
Dr. John Scott Whorff
Mr. Boris Severinsky
Dr. Anna M. Baglieri
Dr. Benjamin Klibanoff
Dr. Justin M. Cole
Dr. Heather Melanson
Dr. Jemini Patel
Dr. Kara E. Gerger
Dr. Crystal Dawn Remington
Dr. Kari Jones
Dr. Lacey J. Marks
Dr. Jenna Rochelle Titelbaum
Dr. Sarah A. Ciampa

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