October 2021 Newsletter
Schedule of AAO Events Featuring Roski Speakers

The USC Roski Eye Institute will be represented by faculty, fellows, and medical students at AAO 2021. Topics branch across all sub-specialties of Ophthalmology. Find a full list of the presenters and where to connect with us below.

International Award
Faculty Appointment
Dr. Narsing Rao received the Dr. Venkataswamy Oration Award from the Aravind Eye Care System in India. The award ceremony can be viewed on YouTube. Video is cued to when Dr. Rao's award begins.
Dr. Lernik Torossian has been appointed as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the USC Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Torossian will help the department increase the presence of underrepresented groups in Ophthalmology and raise awareness of DEI-related issues in the department.

Awards and Grants
Jesse Berry, MD, received the Recognition of Service Award on behalf of Women in Ophthalmology (WIO). This award recognizes individuals who have served in a volunteer leadership capacity for WIO (Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Program Chair, etc.) and made a significant difference in the organization.

David Cobrinik, MD, PhD, and Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD, received the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Award.
Project Title: Predictive Medicine Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Gene Correction Program
Award Date: October 1, 2021

Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD, received the Educators Award on behalf of Women in Ophthalmology. This award recognizes teachers who have consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding experience to their medical students, residents, and fellows, producing physicians who are expertly trained to deal with the challenges of their upcoming careers.

Media Mentions
BostonSight featured a grateful PROSE patient story of Gloria Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS in their 2020 Annual Report. The story is located on pages 14-15.

Faculty Publications
Since October 1, 2021, our faculty have published 19 papers. Eligible publications included those that were e-published in October.

See all publications here.