Department News: 2005
Amjad Ahmad, MD
received the Teacher of the Year Award for the academic year 2004-2005 along with Dr. Robert Barnes.

Claire Elizabeth Banich
Aveen Banich, MD
Congratulations to Aveen and James on their new baby girl!
Claire Elizabeth Banich
Born: 10/5/2005 at 4:00 p.m.
Weighed: 6lbs., 14oz.

Robert Barnes, MD
received the Teacher of the Year Award for the academic year 2004-2005 along with Dr. Amjad Ahmad.

Charles Bouchard, MD
was invited to speak at the New York Academy of Medicine on February 7, 2005. The title of his presentation was “Amniotic Membrane: in Vivo, in Vitro and ex Vivo"

Carrie Craddock
received a Magis Ribbon for helping a new Loyola Employee. "Thanks for your Magis spirit!"

Christina Delany, MD
received the second place COS Beem Fisher 2005 Award for her presentation titled, "In vitro study of the efficacy of chlorhexidine in the management of infectious keratitis."

Catherine Jean Emerick (Cate)
Geoffrey Emerick, MD
Congratulations to Geoffrey and Karan on their new baby girl!
Catherine Jean Emerick (Cate)
Born: 2/10/2005 at 12:30 p.m.
Weighed: 9lbs., 4oz.

John Galasso, MD. PhD
From a grateful patient. "Thank you for all you have done for me! You have no idea how much I appreciate how wonderful you have been to me!"

Denise Goodie
received a Magis Star for going above and beyond!

Marilyn and Matthew
Marilyn Hauser, MBA, MT(ASCP)
Congratulations to Mrs. Hauser on her first grandchild, Matthew!
Born: 3/15/2005 at 8:30 a.m.

Kathy Hughes
received a Magis ribbon for going out of her way to assist a new Loyola employee. "I'm 2 months new to Loyola and the way you guys went out of your way to help me left a wonderful impression of the level of compassion at this Medical Center.

Walter Jay, MD
was elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. Jay will now be the American editor responsible for all submissions from the United States.
was elected by the Faculty Council members to the Faculty Council's Executive Committee for 2005-2006.

Anuradha Khanna, MD
Dr. Khanna fully represents the three C's and R in Magis. This she does daily with all her patients, residents, students, and colleagues. She has "Mom" qualities of genuine concern and caring. She promotes cooperation among the residents and plays a unique role of Uveitis specialist for patients with chronic eye disease. This requires a lot of encouragement and conveying patience.

Rukhsana Mirza, MD
received the third place COS Beem Fisher 2005 Award for her presentation titled, "The role of lamellar dissection in fibrin glue secured conjunctivolimbal autografts (CLAU) in a rabbit model."

Lauren Neri-Deneen
Toni Neri-Deneen, COT
Congratulations to Toni and Michael on their new baby girl!
Lauren Neri-Deneen
Born: 8/3/2005 at 3:30 p.m.
Weighed: 8lbs., 7oz.
Measured: 21in.

Jared Nielsen, MD

  • Received second place in this year's COS poster competition for his presentation titled, "The effect of neurotrophic growth factors on adult human retinal stem cell proliferation in vitro." Other authors include: JH Arbuckle, P Bu and JI Perlman.
  • Was selected to speak at the Association for University Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO) annual meeting, January 26-28 in Scottsdale, AZ as part of the AUPO resident research forum. The title of his presentation was "Effect of bFGF on adult human stem cells invitro."
  • Owen Steven Nielsen
  • Congratulations to Jared and Hillary on their new baby boy!
    Owen Steven Nielsen
    Born: 4/14/2005 at 10:30 p.m.
    Weighed: 5lbs., 8oz.
Nancy Quandt, RN 4, BSN
received a burgundy MAGIS star for having earned a galaxy (one star and five ribbons) for exceptional patient care.

Jeffrey Slavinskas
received a burgundy MAGIS star for having earned a galaxy (one star and five ribbons) for exceptional customer service.

Johann Ohly, MD
Johann Ohly, MD
Congratulations to Johann and Anna on their new baby boy!
Oscar Thomas Ohly
Born: 2/5/2005 at 7:13 p.m.
Weighed: 5lbs., 14oz.
Measured: 19.5in.

Brenda Smith, COA
received a MAGIS star for going above and beyond her duties to assist a patient in need.

Katie Vertuno
received a MAGIS star for her exceptional customer service.

Tammy Wolfe
received a MAGIS star for combining her new position as Registration Specialist while continuing to fulfill her previous responsibilities until a replacement was found.

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