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The UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation offers a weekend getaway for children with low vision and their families annually—an event that is fastened together by handfuls of volunteers and donations. During National Volunteer Week, Dawn DeCarlo O.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, explains how the event makes a lasting impact.

Brian Samuels, M.D., Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D., professor in Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been awarded the senior faculty 2021 Dean’s Excellence Award for Research.

Rett J. Grover, MSHA, MBA, has been named chief executive officer of UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics.
The UAB Department of Ophthalmology has changed its name to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, a move to reflect the comprehensive scope of services the department provides ranging from state-of-the-art patient care, comprehensive education for the next generation of ophthalmologists, and groundbreaking research.
The ESFA was founded in 1997 after the sale of the Callahan Eye Hospital to UAB, and has a mission of awarding grants to nonprofits conducting vision research, education and patient care.
Glaucoma affects more than 3 million people in the United States and is the leading cause of blindness in African-Americans.
Reintegration into school has been a noticeably neglected area of focus in concussion research, particularly in comparison to research on return-to-play. When and how a student should be fully integrated into the classroom are just two questions UAB and Children’s of Alabama researchers are looking to answer.
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