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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.
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.
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.
Sandra Mohr, EdD, Dean of Academic Resources and Administration at New England College of Optometry, was recognized as one of Vision Monday’s “Most Influential Women in Optical” for 2021. Dr. Mohr was honored in the Mentors category.
Gary Chu, OD, MPH, FAAO, Vice President for Professional Affairs, was recently sworn in as a member of the Massachusetts Asian American Commission (AAC).
Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, President and CEO, published this editorial in the Review of Optometric Management, Sept 9.
The NECO women featured here are among the many innovators in our community. We applaud the continued contributions to the field from the NECO faculty and researchers who are influencing the next generation of optometrists and the field of optometry.