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New Editorial Board Talent

Twa, Michael, D.

Optometry and Vision Science: January 2018 - Volume 95 - Issue 1 - p 1–4
doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001165

Editor in Chief Birmingham, AL

The journal is looking forward to another big year with record submissions and exciting new discoveries to bring to our community. The Editorial Board is the dedicated team that helps set the bar on quality for submissions to the journal and does the hard work of ensuring that peer review is fair and constructive. The Editorial Board helps ensure that Optometry and Vision Science thrives by bringing the best available clinical and vision science to readers around the world. It is a pleasure to introduce this talented team who generously share their time and expertise.

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Associate Editors

Dr. Mutti was appointed as an associate editor in October 2016. He is currently the E. F. Wildermuth Foundation Professor in Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry (Columbus, OH). Dr. Mutti brings tremendous depth and experience as an investigator of childhood refractive error, eye growth, and risk factors for myopic refractive error for more than 20 years. Dr. Mutti is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and currently serves as chair of the American Academy of Optometry Awards Committee. He received the Borish Award from the Academy in 1996 and the Glenn A. Fry Award from the American Optometric Foundation in 2006.

Dr. Mick was appointed as an associate editor in January 2017. Dr. Mick is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry and currently practices at The San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (San Francisco, CA), an acute care medical and surgical facility providing health care to veterans. Dr. Mick is also the current San Francisco Veterans Administration Residency Program Coordinator. Dr. Mick is a frequent clinical educator with recognized expertise in ocular disease diagnosis and management, including glaucoma, retinal, and systemic disease. Dr. Mick is the past chair of the American Academy of Optometry's Scientific Program Committee, serving to advance the quality of scientific content presented at the annual meeting for the past 10 years. Dr. Mick is also serving as the lead guest editor for next month's feature issue on glaucoma.

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Editorial Board Members

Dr. Dougherty is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry (Columbus, OH) who joined the Editorial Board in 2017. His research interests include vision impairment, health disparities, measurement of visual function, including patient-reported outcomes. Dr. Dougherty will serve as the lead guest editor for a feature issue on the use of assistive technology in vision impairment that will be published in the summer of 2018.

Dr. Freddo is an Adjunct Professor of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry and the School of Optometry at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), where he previously taught anatomy. He served as professor of ophthalmology, pathology, and anatomy at the Boston University School of Medicine for 25 years, where he was a senior consultant in diagnostic ophthalmic pathology and the vice chairman for research and also directed the eye pathology service. Dr. Freddo has maintained a research program in anterior uveitis and glaucoma for more than 20 years and served as the first optometrist president of the International Society for Eye Research. Dr. Freddo has long served as a leader in the American Academy of Optometry, and in 2010, Dr. Freddo was honored with the Carel Koch Award for his work at the interface between optometry and medicine.

Dr. Papas is a professorial visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). His research has long focused on contact lens performance and the ocular response to their use. He is one of the inventors of silicone hydrogel contact lenses and has contributed to the development of new contact lens designs and lens care products. His current research topics include presbyopia, ocular surface and meibomian gland disease, and the assessment of ocular discomfort through patient-reported responses. Dr. Papas received the Max Schapero Award from the American Academy of Optometry in 2015, recognizing his research and leadership contributions in the field of contact lenses.

Dr. Read is an associate professor and director of research in the Queensland University of Technology's School of Optometry and Vision Science (Brisbane, Australia). Scott worked in clinical optometric practice for 6 years before returning to complete his PhD. Since then, his research has focused on the use of high-resolution optical imaging techniques to better understand the anatomical and physiological factors associated with myopia. Dr. Read recently received the Zeiss Young Investigator Award in Myopia Research in recognition for his valuable contributions to myopia research. Dr. Read has been a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 2012.

Dr. Subbaraman is a research associate professor, senior clinical scientist, and the head of Biological Sciences at the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). His research addresses topics in contact lens discomfort, tear film biochemistry, and ophthalmic biomaterials. Dr. Subbaraman is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and serves as a member of the American Academy of Optometry's Research Committee. Dr. Subbaraman is also member of the International Society for Contact Lens Research and the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society.

Dr. Troilo is the Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry (New York, NY). His transformative research program investigates the visual regulation of postnatal eye growth and the development of refractive errors. Dr. Troilo is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a frequent reviewer of scientific research proposals for national and international research agencies.

Dr. Vingrys is a professor in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences in the University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia). Dr. Vingrys is an optometrist with expertise in ocular physiology and neuroscience that involve behavioral and electrophysiological assessments of vision and the effects on the visual system due to disease. Dr. Vingry's research topics include age-related macular degeneration, advanced retinal imaging, electrodiagnostics, and glaucoma.

Dr. Webber is a part-time senior lecturer at Queensland University of Technology's School of Optometry and Vision Science (Brisbane, Australia). She is also active in clinical practice, academic teaching, and vision research related to binocular vision, vision development, and pediatric visual assessment. Since 2016, Dr. Webber has been a clinical consultant for ophthalmology outpatient services at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, where she founded the optometry clinical service. Dr. Webber completed postgraduate studies at the University of Houston College of Optometry, which included clinical teaching and patient-based research. In 2015, Dr. Webber was recognized as a diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry (Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section). She was also the recipient of the 2014 Hamlyn R. Brier Clinical Optometrist Award, Optometry Australia (Optometry Queensland/Northern Territory division).

I am delighted that Kurt continues to serve as the journal's managing editor. This essential role is key to the journal's daily operations. As the main point of contact for the journal office, Kurt is the face of our publication for authors from around the world. He truly is an unsung hero who takes on countless unpredictable tasks with good humor and dedication. Kurt is a committed professional.

I am very proud to work with this talented team of clinicians and scientists leading the journal to new heights in the coming year and beyond.



Michael D. Twa

Editor in Chief

Birmingham, AL

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