News
May 21, 2018
Xiaojing Yu, O.D., Ph.D., and Josephine Owoeye O.D., MPH, recently lectured in Shanghai, China, where they also performed eye examinations for children.

May 08, 2018
Michael Bacigalupi, O.D., M.S., FAAO, has been named dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry

April 25, 2018
The University of Pikeville recently hosted its annual Research Day to highlight student research activity at the institution.

April 14, 2018
University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry class of 2020 recieved their white coats during a ceremony held on campus in the Health Professions Education Building.

March 19, 2018
George Asimellis, Ph.D., has been appointed Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery.

January 23, 2018
The University of Pikeville, in partnership with Trivers Associates in St. Louis, Mo., and Ayers Saint Gross in Baltimore, Md., earned a Merit Award for the Health Professions Education Building.

January 10, 2018
Students and faculty from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) performed vision screenings on more than 500 second-graders in all 12 Pike County elementary schools.

December 06, 2017
Roya Attar, O.D., MBA, FAAO, recently attended Academy 2017 Chicago, the 96th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

December 05, 2017
Cliff Caudill, O.D., associate professor and assistant dean of clinical affairs, completed and successfully passed the board certification process for the American Board of Optometry. 

November 30, 2017
The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) and Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) at the University of Pikeville recently hosted the fifth annual Diwali Celebration on campus.

November 27, 2017
Andrea Sandifer, second year optometry student at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), in collaboration with Jesson Martin, Ph.D., associate professor at KYCO, presented scientific research at the 2017 American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in Chicago.

November 17, 2017
The National Optometric Association (NOA) recently presented the “NOA School of the Year Award” to the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO).

November 06, 2017
Jerald F. Combs, O.D., assistant professor of optometry, was recently recognized for his service on the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners where, from 1997-2016, he served as president, vice president and secretary-treasurer.

October 30, 2017
More than 650 people gathered on the University of Pikeville campus on Oct. 27 for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the institution’s newest facility, the Health Professions Education Building (HPEB).

October 24, 2017
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry stands as a vision of hope for increased access to optometric care in Central Appalachia as well as for aspiring optometrists. 

October 10, 2017
George Asimellis, Ph.D., authored two chapters in the newly published book, Corneal Cross-Linking, 2nd Edition by SLACK, Inc., F. Hafezi, J. B. Randleman, editors.

October 02, 2017
Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice president for optometric education and founding dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, has been selected to serve as the chair of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee.

September 14, 2017
In keeping with the University of Pikeville's mission of service, several members of the UPIKE family were recognized for their continued commitment to the community and respective industries during the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet.

August 24, 2017
Students in the second class of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) quickly embraced the university’s culture of philanthropy.

August 21, 2017
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) joins national optometry organizations to celebrate Contact Lens Health Week and promote the practice of healthy habits and routine follow-up eye care.


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