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Vanderbilt Eye Institute debuts new Murfreesboro location

Mar. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) and local dignitaries came together last week for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of VEI’s new location in Murfreesboro.

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Discovery Lecture featuring Sánchez Alvarado returns to in-person format

Mar. 17, 2022—Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD, executive director and chief scientific officer of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri, will discuss tissue regeneration at the next Discovery Lecture, in person on Thursday, March 24 in 208 Light Hall.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Avni Finn

Feb. 28, 2022—Avni Finn, MD, MBA, a retina surgeon, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute as assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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Learning about PAVE

Feb. 17, 2022—Brad Turner, Commissioner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (back row, second from right), recently visited the Vanderbilt Eye Institute to learn about the PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) program.

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Vision foundation’s longtime support key to Penn’s research efforts

Dec. 9, 2021—  by Nancy Humphrey John S. Penn, PhD, has been named the inaugural holder of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) Directorship in Pediatric Vision Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute in honor of his contributions to the foundation and the field of vision research. Penn’s connection with the KTEF, which is committed to supporting...

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Eye Institute’s Ophthalmic Technician Program now accepting applicants for 2022; deadline is March 30

Nov. 30, 2021—If you are interested in pursuing a career in ophthalmology, the Vanderbilt Eye Institute’s Ophthalmic Technician Program is now accepting applicants for their training program. This 72-week program begins in September 2022 with graduation in March 2024. Graduates of the program will be prepared for a career as an allied health professional assisting ophthalmologists in...

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Gift creates directorship in translational vision research

Sep. 9, 2021—Marlene and Spencer Hays’ longtime support of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute includes the recent commitment to establish the Marlene & Spencer Hays Directorship in Translational Vision Research.

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Law receives award for ophthalmology education excellence

Sep. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Janice Law, MD, has been named to receive the Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)/American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

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VEI book wins four regional ADDY awards

Mar. 22, 2021—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute’s 50th anniversary book recently won four ADDY awards, including Best of Show in the print category, in the 2021 competition conducted by the Nashville chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).

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VEI grants highlight patient-based vision research

Sep. 10, 2020—Each year the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) sponsors a Discovery Grant program to highlight innovative research ideas initiated by its faculty.

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VEI launching new ophthalmic technician training program

Sep. 9, 2020—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) is launching a new program for ophthalmic technicians, and recruitment for the first class is underway.

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Hope On Wheels grant to enhance retinoblastoma research

Aug. 20, 2020—Anthony Daniels, MD, MSc, has been awarded a $300,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study the design of more precise drugs to treat retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer in children.

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