DEPARTMENT OF OPTOMETRY
 

 Rodney W. Nowakowski, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
Dean
Professor, Optometry

Contact Information:
Academic Office - (205) 975-9935
Patient Services/Appointments
UAB Eye Care - (205) 975-2020

Physical Address:
121 Henry Peters Building
1716 University Boulevard

Mailing Address:
HPB 121
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010
 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

EDUCATION:
1989 - Ph.D.   University of Alabama at Birmingham (Medical Genetics)
1975 - O.D.    University of Alabama at Birmingham (Optometry)
1973 - B.S.    University of Alabama at Birmingham (Physiological Optics)
1971 - M.A.    University of Miami (Mathematics)
1968- B.S.     University of Miami (Mathematics)

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Dean

TEACHING:
CLN 333, 343, 413, 423, and 433: Ocular Disease and Low Vision I - Examination, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease, low vision and geriatric patients.

RESEARCH:
Local Principle Investigator for eyeGENE a project from the National Eye Institute to establish a repository of DNA from people with hereditary eye disease. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Nowakowski R.W. (2011) Basic optics and optical devices, In Warren M. (Ed.), Occupational therapy intervention for the older adult with low vision. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association. (Book Chapter) (In Press)

Fleming JB, Stroud RE, Nowakowski RW. (2009) A strategic approach to growing patient volume in an academic setting. Optometric Education, 35(1):25-9.

Nowakowski, RW, Frazier MG. (2009) Wimba Voice for Teaching ‘Spanish for Eye Care’ in a Blended Course Environment, Optometric Education, 94(3):97-103.

Fleming JB, Stroud RE, Nowakowski RW.  Lessons Learned from Academia: Reviving a Stagnant Patient Base (Abstract). SECO 2009.

Dr Jillian Meadows presents her research during the VSGP Student Seminar Series
The Helen Keller Art show honoring students for their artistic abilities and creative works. All students are identified as having some type of visual impairments.
Vision Science PhD trainee Katie Bales presents her research during the VSGP Student Seminar Series



ADDRESS

UAB School of Optometry
1716 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35233
P: (205) 975-2020

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