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2018 Behavioral Scholar in Residence

Doctors Ernest Lowenstein, Michael Gallaway, Celia Hinrichs, and Richard Laudon Drs. Ernest Lowenstein, Michael Gallaway, Celia Hinrichs, and Richard Laudon

This guest blog entry was contributed by Celia Hinrichs, OD, FCOVD. She is currently in private practice in Sudbury with a referral based practice in behavioral optometry. She is joining the NECO Faculty in July. She also serves as a member of the Behavioral Scholar in Residence Committee. Below, she shares some thoughts on this year’s program.

As part of the yearly Behavioral Scholar in Residence program, New England College of Optometry students and faculty completed a wonderful week with outstanding behavioral optometrist, Dr. Michael Gallaway. 

During his stay as the 2018 Behavioral Scholar in Residence, Dr. Gallaway was able to visit with first, second and third year students, delivering a talk to each class called “The History and Science of Convergence Insufficiency.” 

On Wednesday night, April 25, Dr. Gallaway led a successful symposium on Primary Eye Care's Responsibility in Brain Injury and Concussion. The panel discussion included Dr. Aparna Raghuram, Dr. Nicole Quinn, and Dr. Celia Hinrichs. 

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Dr. Gallaway delivered a lecture to the greater optometric community on Concussion and Vision: What’s the Connection? This lecture provided Mass CE to faculty, alumni and area clinicians.

We deeply appreciate the scholarship that brought such a warm and engaging speaker to our school.  Imagine our joy when Michael let us know that he considers this week “a highlight of his career!”

The Behavioral Scholar in Residence is a joint effort of the New England College of Optometry and the Slobins-Rosborough Behavioral Optometry Studies Fund. The Slobins-Rosborough Behavioral Optometry Studies Fund provides support for teaching, research, or dissemination of knowledge in behavioral optometry. Through this yearly program, NECO invites a nationally known scholar and specialist in the field of pediatric and developmental vision and vision therapy to share their knowledge and experience in this field with students, faculty, and area clinicians. 

About Michael Gallaway, OD '80, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Gallaway is a member of the New England College of Optometry class of 1980.  He is an associate professor of optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University in Philadelphia. He is also in private practice in Marlton, NJ specializing in pediatric optometry, vision therapy and neuro-optometric rehabilitation. His research interests include the efficacy of vision therapy, the impact of concussions on visual function, amblyopia, the impact of vision disorders on reading and learning, and school vision screening protocols. He was the Principal Investigator at PCO for the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial, and is the Principal Investigator at PCO for the ongoing CITT Attention and Reading Trial (CITT-ART). He is also a Clinical Investigator with The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) and has participated in most of the Amblyopia Treatment Studies.  He is a Fellow of The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), and was awarded the 2015 Skeffington Award from COVD for excellence in optometric writing. 

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