Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
07/01/2016 (All day) to 07/15/2016 (All day)
New Resident Orientation
Dr. Jake Waxman , Dr. Jean Harwick, Dr. Will Smith
various

07/04/2016 (All day)
HOLIDAY - Independence Day

07/12/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


07/18/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, July 18th will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions.


07/21/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Guest Speaker
Special Event
Akrit Sodhi, MD, PhD
TBA

Dr. Akrit Sodhi will lecture on “Diabetic Eye Disease:  All Roads Do Not Lead to VEGF”

Akrit Sodhi, M.D, Ph.D., is an\assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases.

Dr. Sodhi obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Davis. He joined the Wilmer faculty in 2010. Dr. Sodhi’s research interests, currently sponsored by a grant from the National Eye Institute, include the examination of the role of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) in ocular disease.


07/23/2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA
Cornerstone Care - Greensboro, PA

Our mission on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 will be to Cornerstone Care in Greensboro, PA. Cornerstone Care is a non-profit network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHC) and practices serving communities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. Our focus at Greensboro is detection of diabetic retinopathy. . 

Click here for Google directions


07/27/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Guest Speaker
Special Event
Sharon Solomon, MD
9th floor conference room

Sharon D. Solomon, M.D., is the Katharine M. Graham Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. A retina specialist and board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Solomon's clinical expertise includes medical and surgical treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, and retinal tears and detachment. Dr. Solomon has a large national and international referral practice at Wilmer.


08/22/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, August 22nd will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions.


08/27/2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA
Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA

Our mission on Saturday, August 27th, 2015 will be to Cornerstone Care in Waynesburg, PA. Cornerstone Care is a non-profit network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHC) and practices serving communities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. Our focus at Waynesburg is detection of diabetic retinopathy. 

Click here for Google directions


09/05/2016 (All day)
HOLIDAY - Labor Day

09/10/2016 - 9:00am
GES Mission at the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport
McKeesport 9th Street Clinic

Our mission on Saturday, September 10th will be to the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport in partnership with the McKeesport Hospital Foundation from 9am to 1pm.  The 9th street clinic serves a community of uninsured adults many of whom require primary and eye care to help them stay productive in the community.  You can read more about the 9th street clinic here. Click here for Google directions


09/13/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


10/01/2016 - 8:00am
GES Mission for the Steubenville VA

Our mission on Saturday October 1, 2016 will be to Steubenville, OH. This will be a screening event for the Steubenville branch of the VA.  This is one of the few “screening-type” of events that GES is involved with, but because the VA provides exceptional follow-up for the veterans, we are able to refer those in whom a potential problem is discovered to the nearest VA where they will get complete care. We'll be screening about 200 veterans over the course of the morning. This event is fast paced, rewarding and alot of fun. The location is at 500 Market Street, Suite 310, Steubenville, OH 43952. Click here for Google directions


10/08/2016 - 5:30pm
Wet Lab: Eyelid Laceration / Tarsorrhaphy Lab
Wet Lab
Dr. Stefko, Dr. Will
Temporal Bone Lab

10/22/2016 - 9:00am
VISIONWALK 2016
Heinz Field, The Great Lawn, North Shore

VISIONWALK 2016 – Saturday, October 22, 2016 - (Heinz Field, The Great Lawn, North Shore Drive at Three Rivers Park Walkway)
 
When:  OCTOBER 22; registration 9:00 am; walk starts 10:00 am
Where:  Heinz Field – Great Lawn
Who:  UPMC Eye Center Team
 
VisionWalk is the national signature fundraising event for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the program raised over $30 million to fund sight-saving research.

As promising treatments move into critical human studies, the need for research funding is greater than ever before.  Join the tens of thousands of people who have taken important steps toward a cure by participating in a 5K VisionWalk.  
 
Register your spouse, significant other and kids --- make it a family affair.  There will be basket raffles, music, and other surprises as well.   All those registered to walk will receive a free raffle ticket for the basket raffles.

If you cannot participate, but would like to make a donation, you can donate online at the web address above or make a check payable to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and mail to:  Lauren Wally, UPMC Eye Center, 203 Lothrop Street, 8th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  

The UPMC Eye Center is the community captain for this walk which further strengthens our commitment to help with the fight against blindness. 


11/15/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


11/18/2016 (All day)
No Grand Rounds - Residency Interviews

11/19/2016 (All day)
Residency Interviews

11/24/2016 (All day)
HOLIDAY - Thanksgiving

12/09/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Grand Rounds: POS Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Nathan Radcliffe, MD
BST S100

Nathan Radcliffe, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who is an experienced glaucoma and cataract surgeon. Prior to June of 2014, Dr. Radcliffe served as the Director of the Glaucoma Service at Weill Cornell Medical College for six years. During his time in academics, Dr. Radcliffe managed the most challenging cataract and glaucoma cases referred from all over the world, published over 40 peer reviewed publications in glaucoma research, gave hundreds lectures on glaucoma and cataract to thousands of ophthalmologists in 40 states and over a dozen different countries, and won awards for his surgical videos and teaching.


12/26/2016 (All day)
HOLIDAY - Christmas (observed)

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