suny college of optometry

2011 State of the College

Research Over the past year, efforts to grow research at the College have continued, particularly in the area of clinical research. The academic reorganization adopted in 2010-2011 includes the expansion of the Graduate Center for Vision Research and the establishment of the Clinical Research Center. Having a center dedicated to clinical research located on site at the College underscores our continued commitment to bringing the latest research from the lab to the clinic. We are also currently undergoing an extensive national search for an Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. Advancing Research 2010-2011 • Research Grants - 13 NEI grants (10 R01, 2 R21, 1 T35) - 2 DoD, 2 NSF, 2 NIH subcontracts, 1 R56 - Ranks 6th among the 20 Schools and Colleges of Optometry

• New Research Faculty: Kathryn Richdale, OD, PhD, joined the College in 2011

• Two SIVR Clinical Collaboration Grants

• Publications and Presentations - 56 articles, books or chapters - 62 presentations at ARVO, VSS and AAO (39 research colloquia held) - The College continues its SIVR Research and Colloquia and to host the popular VisioNYC Colloquium Series attended by vision researchers from the metropolitan area

 Schematic illustration of fast eye movement fixations to visual targets at different physical locations (indicated by color).

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