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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.

Michelle Y. Peng Memorial Lectureship Announced

Michelle Peng (UCSF Ophthalmology Residency '18, West Coast Retina Vitreoretinal Fellowship '20) sadly passed away August 2022 after a long battle with sarcoma. She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, and friend. Throughout her time at UCSF and West Coast Retina, she was praised by her teachers as being a skilled and efficient clinician and surgeon, as well as a natural leader and mentor for other trainees.

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World Sight Day 2022

World Sight Day is an International Day of Awareness, held each year on the second Thursday of October and coordinated by The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). This year, World Sight Day is Thursday, October 13, 2022.

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World Association of Eye Hospitals – 16th Annual Meeting

Deborah Chesky, President, All May See Foundation, and Rick Seefeldt, Director, UCSF Health Faculty Practices presented during the World Association of Eye Hospitals' (WAEH) 16th Annual Meeting held October 4-7, 2022 at the Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins in Baltimore, MD.

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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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