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The Clinical Eye Research Unit Team: Nickie Stangel, Angie Adler, Kristine Dietzman, Dr. Mihai Mititelu, Jennie Perry-Raymond, Christopher Smith, and Bonnie Verges. Clinical Eye Research Unit

Clinical Eye Research Unit

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.

Molecular neurobiology image Training Today for Tomorrow’s Discovery

Training Today for Tomorrow’s Discovery

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.

Evaluating Light Sensors, WAIVS A New Way of Imaging

A New Way of Imaging

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.

Stem Cells Saving Sight

Stem Cells Saving Sight

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.

Forward Focused

Forward Focused

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.