February 28, 2013 - Behavioral Scholar in Residence: Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda
Behavioral Scholar in Residence 2013
Each spring, the College, in conjunction with behavioral optometrists in the area, invites a Scholar to visit for
a week consulting with faculty and residents and teaching courses to students and local practitioners. This
year’s invitee, Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, is well known to the NECO community, being a 1977 alumnus of this
institution. His daughter, Marcelline, followed in his footsteps graduating from NECO in 2004.
Behavioral Scholar in Residence: Dr. Kenneth Ciuffreda
Dr. Ciuffreda received his BA in biology from Seton Hall University, his OD from the Massachusetts College
of Optometry and his PhD in physiological optics from the University of California at Berkeley School of
Optometry. He has been a faculty member at the SUNY/State College of Optometry in New York City since
1979. Dr. Ciuffreda was a department chair at SUNY for 18 years, and is currently a Distinguished Teaching
Professor. He has published in many areas in vision: vergence, accommodation, myopia, amblyopia, theoretical
aspects of optometry, reading, and bioengineering modeling of the normal and abnormal visual system.
Dr. Ciuffreda’s current focus is brain injury diagnosis and treatment using objective assessment techniques,
with a current research grant from the DoD/Army. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, including
7 books. He has been given several honors, including the COVD Skeffington Award, the NORA Ludlam
Rehabilitation Educator's Award, and the AAO Glenn Fry Award. In his leisure, Ken plays jazz guitar and
enjoys art and travelling.
When: April 7, 2013 Where: NECO, Boston, MA
A three-hour continuing education seminar on Traumatic Brain Injury
Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, O.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor
State College of Optometry
State University of New York
9:00 – 11:00 am Conceptual Model of Optometric Vision Care in Mild TBI (COPE 34543)
This course provides a concise and comprehensive, 4-tiered, model-based overview of optometric vision care in mild traumatic braininjury (mTBI), both diagnosis and treatment, for optometrists of all levels. (COPE 34543-NO)
11:00 – 12:00 noon Oculomotor Dysfunctions in TBI
A review of various oculomotor and accommodative functions that may be affected in cases of traumatic brain injury. Sampledata of normal and TBI-related responses are provided. Optometric interventions are suggested for the remediation of TBI-relateddysfunctions.(COPE 36879-NO)
Registration Fee: Postmarked on or before March 20: Fee: $ 60
Postmarked after March 20: Fee: $ 70
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