Optometric Education

The Journal of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Optometric Education: Volume 42 Number 1 (Fall 2016)


Research Teams Receive 2016 ASCO Educational Starter Grants

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Educational Starter Grants, which are dedicated to supporting educational research. A generous donation from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. has provided funding for this year’s grants. We applaud all faculty who submitted grant applications this year.

The recipients are:

  • Patricia Cisarik, OD, PhD, and Kristina Haworth, OD, PhD, FAAO (Southern College of Optometry) for “Development of a Digital Training Module for the Systematic Optic Disc Evaluation”
  • Crystal Lewandowski, BS, OD, and Thomas Andrea, BS, OD (New England College of Optometry) for “The New England College of Optometry Student Perception of Cultural Competence”
  • Valerie Wren, OD (Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry) for “Development of Educator Consensus on Entry-Level Competencies in Brain Injury Visual Rehabilitation”