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UMSL Optometry Debuts New Research Website

 Bassi Creates Research Website for UMSL Optometry

The College of Optometry has a new Research Webpage (actually a series of pages):  It consists of links for faculty research (linked directly to the College faculty pages), information about the Optometry Scholars Program, as well as recent publications and presentations from the College.  It also has separate links (and archives) for  Clinical/Evidence-based studies of interest to clinicians as well as links for interesting recent topics of
Vision Science from around the internet. 

The goals of this site are to: highlight activity in the College, be a recruitment tool for students and residents, provide a resource for alumni and other practitioners to keep current on research and evidence-based protocols, and hopefully bring attention for the general public interested in optometry.

It is hoped that this site will continue to grow and become a useful research for clinicians or anyone interested in vision.  Carl Bassi would welcome feedback about the site in general.  If you have suggestions for articles to highlight on the site, please send them to him,     

The “Links of the Week” will be updated every Monday.  Check back often and see what is new.

Please feel free to share the link with anyone who might be interested.


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