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Ocular Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injury





This event is part of the School of Health Sciences Dean's Lecture Series.

Very little is known about the visual consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), its progression, and its correlation with central nervous system (CNS) deficits. This event will present recent information showing the presence of ocular biomarkers in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


Professor Randy Kardon M.D. Ph.D. is tenured Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Neuro-ophthalmology Service at the University of Iowa and Veterans Administration Hospitals. He holds the Pomerantz Family Chair in Ophthalmology and is Director of the Iowa City Veterans Administration Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss.

Professor Kardon has published over 20 chapters, co-authored a textbook, published over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, and is presently the Principle Investigator or co-PI on 8 major grants externally funded by the Veterans Administration, NIH, and the Department of Defense. He has had funding for his research from the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1990, and was one of the first ophthalmologists to receive a VA Career Development Award.

Professor Kardon currently teaches and mentors undergraduate students, medical students, and residents and has received a University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award for his teaching and commitment to education. He currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology.


12.00 - 12.15 Registration
12.15 - 13.15Lecture
13.15 - 14.00Finger buffet lunch


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12.00pm - 2.00pmFriday 18th September 2015

ELG15 Drysdale Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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