Optometric Education

The Journal of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Optometric Education: Volume 43 Number 1 (Fall 2017)


ASCO Announces Winner
of 2017 Educational Starter Grant

Desiree Ifft

Nicole M. Putnam, PhD, is the recipient of a 2017 Educational Starter Grant, which is provided by ASCO along with The Vision Care Institute, LLC, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. The grant will support Dr. Putnam’s education research project “An Inquiry-Based Approach to Teaching Sphero-Cylindrical Ametropia.” Dr. Putnam is an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry.

The Educational Starter Grant program has been in place for several years. According to Aurora Denial, OD, FAAO, Editor of ASCO’s journal Optometric Education, “Optometric faculty are committed to improving teaching and learning and moving the profession forward. I applaud all faculty who submitted grant applications this year.”

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