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Stay up to date on the latest breakthroughs in our field, cutting-edge research, and patient success stories. Learn how we realized our dream in the latest Vision magazine.

New Research Award Announced – Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD

Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD, Professor at UCSF Department of Ophthalmology was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Owen Locke Memorial Foundation for Phase 1 of her research project to Finish Preclinical Studies of Zoledronic Acid on abca4 ko Mice.

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Preventing Childhood Vision Loss Through Exploitative Prison Labor: A Call for Action

After noticing a pattern of children having to wait months for glasses during the pandemic, Dr. Julius Oatts partnered with Dr. Alejandra de Alba and Jacob Hutt, a staff attorney at the Prison Law Office, to uncover the cause and explore the complex relationship between public health insurance and the prison industrial complex in California.

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A Promising Researcher in Our Midst

Neel Pasricha, MD, at the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology just received a noteworthy grant: the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Career Development Award (CDA).

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Frank Brodie, MD, MBA Receives 2022 Artemis Award

Frank Brodie, MD, MBA, has been selected by the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Senior Ophthalmologist Committee; and, approved by the Academy’s Board of Trustees, as the Academy’s 2022 Artemis Award recipient.

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Roya Afsharzada, MBA Joins All May See

Roya Afsharzada, MBA has recently joined the All May See team in the newly expanded, full-time, role of Finance and Faculty Awards Manager. She will be managing the daily financial operations of the foundation.

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Muriel Steele Society Influential Women in Surgery Honor Roll Nominees

We are proud to announce that three members of our Department of Ophthalmology, Gerami Seitzman, MD; Melissa Neuwelt, MD; and, Sriranjani Padmanabhan, MD were recently nominated for the Fourth Annual Muriel Steele Surgical Honor Roll. 

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Meet Our New Faculty

This article provides expanded questions and answers from the six new faculty members presented in Vision, Summer 2022.

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Mentorship Builds Success

A high percentage of vision scientists at UCSF Department of Ophthalmology and the Francis I. Proctor Foundation lead research funded by the National Institutes for Health (NIH). This extraordinary success, combined with a deep commitment to mentorship, garnered UCSF Ophthalmology a $2.5 million, five-year grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI),

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Drs. Jacque Duncan and Matilda Chan Honored as ARVO Fellows Class of 2022

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced the new Fellows Class of 2022 at their annual meeting ARVO 2022 held May 1-4 in Denver Colorado.

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All May See Foundation Announces $200,000 in New Faculty Awards

All May See Foundation is pleased to announce the following new faculty awards, approved at its April Board meeting, to the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology:

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Welcome Nancy Voorhees to the All May See Board

All May See Foundation is pleased to welcome Ms. Nancy Voorhees, Retired, Private Investor to its board of directors. Her nomination was approved by the board at its April 20th meeting.

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All May See Foundation Announces $300,000 in Chair Awards

Periodically, the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology may request special funding from All May See Foundation. This could be to support residents, medical students, clinical fellows, shared lab support, faculty travel, and more. A formal proposal is submitted to the Foundation and reviewed by its board of directors.

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