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December, 2018

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NECO Offers New Residency in Community Health Optometry in Providence

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce a new residency in Community Health Optometry at the Providence Community Health Center. New England College of Optometry offers 16 specific one year residency opportunities throughout New England that include 38 total positions. New England College of Optometry offers residencies in community health, cornea and contact lens, low vision rehabilitation, ocular disease,…

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Jennifer Chu, OD ‘20, Receives the Brett G. Bence Leadership Travel Fellowship

New England College of Optometry (NECO) congratulates third year student Jennifer Chu, Class of 2020, as the recipient of the 2018 inaugural Brett G. Bence Leadership Travel Fellowship. The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. sponsor the award presented to a third or fourth year student or a resident enrolled…

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Awards, Posters, and Participation by NECO at Academy 2018

New England College of Optometry (NECO) students, faculty, alumni, professional staff, and residents delivered presentations, posters, research, and lectures on a variety of optometric topics at the American Academy of Optometry’s meeting this November in San Antonio, Texas. The event marked the 97th annual meeting for the American Academy of Optometry.

November, 2018

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Marlene Catarino, Class of 2020, Receives J. Pat Cummings Scholarship

Third year student Marlene Catarino, New England College of Optometry (NECO) Class of 2020, was selected to receive the 2018 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship. The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. sponsor the award presented each year to a second or third year student from each of the schools and…

October, 2018

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Alumni Reunion for Members of The “8’s” Classes

On September 22 - 23, 2018, members of New England College of Optometry (NECO) Classes ending in 8, Class of ‘78, ‘88, ‘98 and ‘08, gathered to share nostalgic memories and renew friendships. Together, the alumni reconnected and reminisced about their time at the College.

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NECO Student, Professor, and Codman Square Health Center Team Win Award for Vision Screening Project

Ms. Julie Alejandro, a third year optometry student, is part of the research team at the Codman Square Health Center that was awarded the 2018 Boston Children’s Hospital Community Partnership Fund (CPF). The CPF identifies and funds projects from community-based programs or organizations that seek to “improve the health and well-being of children and families” in specific neighborhoods of Boston.

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NECO Residents Win Travel Fellowships

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to announce that nine NECO residents have been selected to receive Travel Fellowships by the American Academy of Optometry. Each award winner will receive a $750 travel grant to attend the Academy 2018 meeting in San Antonio in November.  

September, 2018

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New England College of Optometry Graduate Receives Low Vision Residency Award

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to announce that alumna Rebecca Deffler, OD ’17, has been selected to receive the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr. Residency Award. The award is presented by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation and honors the memory of Alfred A. Rosebloom, Jr., OD, DOS, FAAO. The AAOF explains that “The Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr. Residency…

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NECO Hosts STAPLE Contact Lens Program at Clinical Training Center

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted 140 students at the NECO Clinical Training Center to participate in the fall STAPLE program (Soft Toric and Presbyopic Lens Education). STAPLE includes two separate workshops during the year – one held in the fall semester focused on soft-toric contact lenses, and one in the spring semester featuring soft multifocal contact lenses.…

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New England College of Optometry Graduate Receives Pediatric Residency Award

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce that alumna Emily Wiecek, OD, PhD (Pediatric Resident ‘18, AODP ‘17, PhD) was awarded the Terrance Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award for 2018. The award is presented by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF). Dr. Wiecek joins a distinguished group of recipients, including twelve Pediatric Optometry Residents from NECO who have received…

August, 2018

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NECO Launches Search for Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs

(Boston, MA) New England College of Optometry (NECO) and the Dean Search Committee have launched the College’s search for a Vice President/ Dean of Academic Affairs. Reporting directly to the President of the College, the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs (VP/Dean AA) is the chief academic officer responsible for the faculty and the related administrative departments…

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Dr. Donald R. Korb Joins the Faculty at New England College of Optometry

(Boston, MA): New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce that Donald R. Korb, an alumnus, has joined the faculty as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Korb is recognized as an international authority on dry eye, having named and described meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), the leading cause of dry eye, and co-inventing two of the leading dry eye products…

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NECO Hosts Annual Global Health Leadership Development Program

This year marked the fourth year of the Global Health Leadership Development Program (GHLDP) at New England College of Optometry, NECO. The program is a collaboration between Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou, China), New England College of Optometry (Boston, MA), and SUNY College of Optometry (New York, New York). The GHLDP was held this year from Monday, July 23 through Wednesday, August 1, 2018. …

July, 2018

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NECO Hosts Annual White Coat Ceremony

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, members of the New England College of Optometry (NECO) Class of 2021, AODP 2020, ASIP 2020, and the MS/OD China 2020 gathered with families, faculty, and staff at the annual White Coat Ceremony at George Sherman Union at Boston Union. At the event, students received their white coats and letters granting them clinical privileges. This ceremony marks a milestone in…

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NECO Welcomes President Purcell!

New England College of Optometry is pleased to welcome Dr. Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO as the 13th President of the College. Dr. Purcell began his term on July 1, 2018.

June, 2018

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NECO Residents Gather at John E. Asarkof 2018 Residency Conference

On June 15, 2018, a group of forty residents gathered at New England College of Optometry’s Beacon Street campus to participate in the John E. Asarkof Spring 2018 Residency Conference. The conference marks the completion of a year of post-graduate residency training for the group in the NECO residency program. Participants in the NECO residency program specialized in areas such as ocular…

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Joella Martire, OD/MS ‘20 Receives Readers Digest Partners for Sight Grant

Joella Martire, OD ’20, a third year student at New England College of Optometry (NECO), recently received a travel grant to attend the ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) conference. The Readers Digest Partners for Sight grant is given to a student doing research in low vision as a travel stipend to attend ARVO conference, held this year in…

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NECO Opens New Student Clinical Training Center

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce the opening of its new NECO Clinical Training Center for students. The Clinical Training Center (CTC) provides a state-of-the-art learning facility with traditional and high-tech eye care instruments and advanced learning technology.  The College aims to prepare students to provide care in all types of clinical practice. The CTC includes…

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Hannah Yoon, OD/MS ‘20, Receives BSK Student Research Grant

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to announce that student Hannah Yoon, OD/MS ’20, was selected to receive the Beta Sigma Kappa Student Research Grant. The grant is awarded annually to one or two optometric students to support their planned project. Students can apply for grant funding for their research projects. Proposals are reviewed by the Board of…

May, 2018

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NECO Welcomes Students to 2018 T35 Summer Research Program

New England College of Optometry, NECO, welcomed 8 students into the Summer Research Training Program for 2018. The program is funded by a research training grant (T35) from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. It is open to students at NECO finishing their first year, as well as students from other schools and colleges of optometry around the…