Two contact lenses in one eye change a veteran’s life Army veteran Jeff Henson rode a bike coast to coast in 2012 after vision issues left him legally blind — from the back seat of a tandem bike.
But, a layered contact lens solution created for him by UAB optometrist Carol Rosenstiel, O.D., returned his vision in time for him to bike solo from Ottawa, Canada, to Washington, D.C., in the CanAm Veterans Challenge this past summer.
“I call her my hero,” said Henson.
Expanding health-care access A new partnership between the UAB School of Nursing and The Daniel Foundation of Alabama is helping to address the state’s chronic shortage of primary-care providers. The Graduate Nursing Education Primary Scholars Program, supported by a significant gift from The Daniel Foundation, will train primary-care advanced practice nurses in Alabama’s most underserved areas. It will also provide expert consultation and support to existing care providers. “Improving the health of all Alabamians, especially those living in regions that lack access to health care, is a priority for us and the School of Nursing,” said Charles W. Daniel, chair of The Daniel Foundation of Alabama.