Jan 02 2020
UW–Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of translational vision research. The Clinical Eye Research Unit (CERU) is inextricably linked to this success, providing DOVS researchers the administrative infrastructure to perform clinical trials for patients with various eye disorders.
Dec 31 2019
Beginning in January 2019, three students—one postdoctoral and two pre-doctoral—engaged in the first integrated training program of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) that is dedicated to the visual sciences.
Dec 27 2019
One of the most exciting new projects in vision research at UW–Madison is a groundbreaking group collaboration among the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI), and other UW and national partners. The Wisconsin Advanced Imaging of Visual Systems (WAIVS) Lab, founded in 2018, promises to establish and advance exciting new eye imaging techniques at UW–Madison.
Dec 23 2019
Two decades after University of Wisconsin-Madison biologist James Thomson’s unprecedented achievement in lab-grown human embryonic cells, pediatric ophthalmologist David Gamm, MD, PhD, is fighting blindness through generating ‘spare parts’ of human eyes, on the foundation of Thomson’s leading stem-cell work.
Dec 23 2019
Two years after the launch of the innovative ForWard Curriculum at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences continues to advance medical student opportunities in vision research with the introduction of a robust research elective.