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The Buzz | Nov/Dec '21

The Buzz

To Apply | NEI’s DIVRO Summer Internship Program

The National Eye Institute (NEI) is looking for candidates for its Diversity In Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer internship program. The DIVRO program offers hands-on training and mentoring for students from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups in vision research. Interns work closely with leading research scientists at NEI and get experience working in a research environment that will prepare them to continue their studies and advance their careers in basic and clinical research. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.

To Watch | Pearls From a Senior Ophthalmologist to a Young Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmology trailblazer Marguerite McDonald, MD, FACS, shares advice that she would like to pass down to her younger colleagues.

To Read | Global Eye Health Survey Reveals Significant Barriers to Care

The Johnson & Johnson Vision Global Eye Health Survey revealed that globally only three in 10 people have scheduled or plan to schedule an annual eye examination since offices have reopened amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, although 86% of the world’s adult population fears losing sight above any other sense, only 52% of survey respondents said they get annual eye examinations.

To Watch | Diversity and Inclusion in Ophthalmology: Effects on Patient Care

Fasika A. Woreta, MD, MPH, highlights findings from the AAO Task Force on Disparities in Eyecare subgroup focused on disparities in the workforce and their direct impact on patient outcomes.