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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Kristin White ‘13
Dr. Kristin White ‘13 shares her journey from NECO student to Community Health Center Director. She credits her experience during clinic rotations within community health centers as the catalyst for her career in community health and advocacy.
NECO Honors Community Health Center Partners, Faculty, and Student
As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of NECO and Community Health Center partnerships, we will be honoring NECO faculty, students, and community members for their dedication and perseverance in providing eye care for all.
Community Health Centers 50th Anniversary Celebration
NECO celebrates the First 50 Years of Partnerships with Community Health Centers in delivering healthcare for all. In cooperation with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Amy Moy
Dr. Moy received her Doctor of Optometry Degree in 2003, and now serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry at NECO as well as Director of Health Center Network and Chief Compliance Officer. In addition to her NECO roles, Amy is also an Attending Doctor at the Martha Eliot Health Center.
NECO Honors 50 Years of Clinical Training at Community Health Centers during Commencement
The clinical training model that many optometry schools, NECO being the first, have integrated into their curriculum is thanks in large part to Dr. Jack Geiger and Dr. Count Gibson, who established the country’s first community health center.
NECO celebrates 50 years of commitment to community-based training
In 2022, New England College of Optometry recognizes 50 years of training students and serving patients in community health centers throughout the region. As the first optometry school to conceive and create such a clinical training model, NECO has influenced thousands of optometrists and optometry itself. Here’s the story of how it all began.
Today: NECO’s dedication to CHCs continues
NECO celebrates 50 years of affiliation with community health centers (CHCs), yet the focus remains firmly on the future.
Beyond the Eye Exam: Cultural competency and compassion at core of training
“Two of the most valuable things students learn here are culturally competent care and multidisciplinary care,” Dr. Xu says.
Alums inspired by clinical experiences
Who knows if the catalysts for change at NECO 50 years ago thought about whether its graduates would embrace what they experienced, but many have. Read how some NECO alumni were inspired by their experiences training in community health centers.