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Department of Ophthalmology News and Stories


Patient Care    Education

Ophthalmic Assistant Academy Celebrates First Cohort Graduation

Looking for ways to introduce new ophthalmic technicians to a supportive career development path, the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology in partnership with UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center created the Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) Academy, a clinical mentorship program.

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date August 17, 2022
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Education    COVID-19    Students

CU Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows Celebrate 2022 Graduation

Residency and fellowship program directors in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology described the Class of 2022 as incredibly resilient. The graduating class, comprised of six residents and five fellows, has withstood frequent changes in training, hospital protocols, and personal milestones amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date June 19, 2022
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Glaucoma Research Foundation

'Solving Neurodegeneration' White Paper Publication Results from Innovative Research Collaboration

news outletGlaucoma Research Foundation
Publish DateAugust 11, 2022

The Glaucoma Research Foundation hosted a “think tank” style catalyst meeting in April 2021 in partnership with BrightFocus Foundation and the Melza M. and Frank Theodore Barr Foundation. The virtual meeting brought together thought leaders from across the scientific community, including glaucoma expert Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology at the CU School of Medicine. 

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How to Get Accepted to the University of Colorado School of Medicine [Podcast 478]

news outletAccepted
Publish DateJuly 12, 2022

The University of Colorado School of Medicine has introduced a new curriculum that includes clinical training starting in year two and a longitudinal approach to patient care. Dr. Jeffrey SooHoo, the Assistant Dean for Admissions explains everything applicants will want to know about these changes and gives the inside scoop on how to get accepted.

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Science Direct

An enhancer located in a Pde6c intron drives transient expression in the cone photoreceptors of developing mouse and human retinas

news outletScience Direct
Publish DateJuly 05, 2022

How cone photoreceptors are formed during retinal development is only partially known. This is in part because we do not fully understand the gene regulatory network responsible for cone genesis. We reasoned that cis-regulatory elements (enhancers) active in nascent cones would be regulated by the same upstream network that controls cone formation. To dissect this network, we searched for enhancers active in developing cones.

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Albuquerque Journal

Bloomfield boy overcomes traumatic eye injury

news outletAlbuquerque Journal
Publish DateJune 29, 2022

In Bloomfield, nine-year-old Gage Mangum fell on a stick that went directly across his eye and hit the center of his cornea.

Gage went to his parents saying he couldn’t see and after a trip to Mercy Medical Center in Durango, Colorado, it was decided that he needed specialty care. Gage was flown to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and then Gage had his first surgery performed by Dr. Lucy Mudie.

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