A Resident Research Committee chaired by Dr. Bruce Gaynes and committee members Drs. Bouchard, Perlman, Stubbs, Bu, Von Zee, and Langert facilitates and monitors resident research progress on a rotating basis three times per year.
Residents work closely with an assigned Ophthalmology Faculty member on a novel research project of mutual interest and clinical significance using a team-approach. Medical students interested in Ophthalmology are highly encouraged to join the group. Projects may include current ongoing studies or de novo projects designed by the resident and Faculty member.
Research productivity will be measured by department-supported resident-presentation of research findings at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology with the expectation of writing, submitting, and publishing findings in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals.
Resident participation at our Annual Resident Alumni Day and in local research symposia held at Loyola University Medical Center and throughout the Chicago academic community is highly encouraged and supported. Participation in the Chicago Ophthalmological Society Beem Fischer competition is similarly encouraged. This competition held annually requires residents to submit an original research manuscript that is judged among the five training programs in Chicago metropolitan area. We are proud to note that a Loyola Ophthalmology resident has received an award in each of the past three years.
Yearly, the Department of Ophthalmology submits posters to the annual St. Albert’s Day held each fall at Loyola University Health System, Stritch School of Medicine. St. Albert’s Day is a commemorative event celebrating our campus-wide commitment to research and its important role in the mission of the Medical Center.
The following outline serves as a key reference for project guidance. Deadlines are strictly enforced and residents are expected to complete their work in a timely fashion.