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Two UHCO students selected as ASOA National Liaisions
February 21, 2017
Two UHCO students selected as ASOA National Liaisions
Rachel Reed, OPT II, has been selected as the AOSA National Liaison for the World Council of Optometry. Rachel will use her passion for global health development to educate her colleagues of global developments in optometry. As a president of SVOSH, Rachel has strong communication and leadership skills and will apply these skills on a national level. She will be working to help the World Council of Optometry further promote eye health and vision care across the globe.
 
Lorenzo Anderson, OPT I, was selected as the AOSA National Liaison for the American Academy of Optometry for the 2017-2018 academic year. National Liaisons communicate directly between the organization and the AOSA President. This role works with Optometry schools across the country to develop a dialog about the current issues and goals of the organization. Lorenzo’s involvement within the UHCO community and greater Houston community has prepared him for his new role as AOSA-AAO National Liaison.

Congratulations, to both Rachel and Lorenzo on their appointments.
 
UHCO student selected as AOSA-APHA National Liaision
February 20, 2017
UHCO student selected as AOSA-APHA National Liaision
Mylan Nguyen, OPT III, was recently selected as the American Optometric Student Association (ASOA) - American Public Health Association's National Liaison for 2017-2018 academic year. There were many strong candidates, but Mylan's experience, work ethic, goals and passion were a few of aspects that led the group to selecting her in representing this AOA affiliate organization on a national level. Congratulations, Mylan!
Drs. Logan and Perrigin place at GSLS
February 13, 2017
Drs. Logan and Perrigin place at GSLS
At the 2017 Global Specialty Lens Symposium, UHCO's own Anna-Kaye Logan, OD, and Judy Perrigin, OD, '77, received 2nd place for their research poster titled, Microbial Growth after Cleaning Scleral DMV Device. The Global Specialty Lens Symposium is a meeting sponsored by Contact Lens Spectrum focusing on the successful management of ocular conditions using today's specialty contact lenses. Congratulations, to Drs. Logan and Perrigin! To see their poster presentation and others, click here!
Optometry Ranked High in US News & World Report
February 10, 2017
Optometry Ranked High in US News & World Report
Eyesight is invaluable for everyday tasks like walking through a doorway or driving a car and also for watching a sunset, reading a book or a viewing a film. "We want to help patients achieve their best vision on a day-to-day basis," says Teri Geist, communication chair of the American Optometric Association and a practicing optometrist. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the profession will grow by about 27 percent, or 11,000 new jobs, from 2014 to 2024.

Optometrists are ranked:
#9 in Best Health Care Jobs
#11 in The 100 Best Jobs
#22 in Best Paying Jobs

Read full article here!
Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony
January 27, 2017
Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony
The UHCO Class of 2019 recently celebrated receiving their prestigious White Coats. This ceremony signifies the next step in their optometric journey. Students receive these coats and now enter into the University Eye Institute providing patient care. Congratulations, to the Class of 2019!
3rd Annual Research Showcase
January 25, 2017
3rd Annual Research Showcase
UHCO's 3rd Annual Research Poster Showcase was held Friday, January, 20, 2017. There were over 35 poster presenters showcasing previous and ongoing works. This annual event highlights research conducted by our College’s graduate students, optometry students, postdocs, research assistants/associates, residents and fellows, and includes collaborative projects conducted with other UH departments.  The poster presentations span a wide range of vision related topics, with an emphasis on both clinical and basic science research. A special thank you to our sponsor, Alcon for helping make this event a success! 

To see the photo gallery from the evenings festivites click the link here.