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April 07, 2016
George Asimellis, Ph.D., joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry as an assistant professor and will oversee the development and coordination of the geometric optics and vision science courses and development of the laser surgical procedures course.

March 24, 2016
Adam Hickenbotham, O.D., MPH, Ph.D., joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry as an assistant clinical professor of optometry.

March 16, 2016
Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice president for optometric education and founding dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, has given dual appointments to several University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members.

February 03, 2016
James Rogala, O.D., joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry as an associate professor of optometry

January 14, 2016
Cliff Caudill, O.D., FAAO, clinic director for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, presented lectures at a recent Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) meeting.

January 06, 2016
Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice president for optometric education and founding dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, along with the recommendation of the faculty search committee, has appointed Gregory S. Moore, O.D., as a senior clinical instructor of optometry.

December 04, 2015
Ian W. McWherter, O.D., a consultative optometrist at Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in Louisville, joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry as an assistant clinical professor and director of research.

November 15, 2015
The 22nd school in the nation and the first in Kentucky, the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) has entered a new phase and will begin recruiting its inaugural class for the fall of 2016.

November 10, 2015
Several University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry faculty have received expanded therapeutic certification. 

November 09, 2015
Area high school students sharpened their technology skills and learned about the science of vision in a setting centered on gaming during the University of Pikeville’s first Esports and Vision Science Academy.

August 28, 2015
As the sports vision optometrist for the University of Pikeville’s new Esports team, Eilene Eugenio Kinzer, O.D., has been brushing up on her video game skills.

July 24, 2015
Nearly 50,000 cubic yards of rock and soil have been removed and the landscape is changing as construction continues on the University of Pikeville’s new Health Professions Education Building.

July 02, 2015
Donnie Akers, O.D., has been appointed as the second founding faculty member at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry.

May 27, 2015
Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice president for optometric education and founding dean, has appointed the first founding faculty member for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry.

May 04, 2015
Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice-president for optometric education and founding dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry, was inducted into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) on April 18, 2015, at the organization’s annual in Alexandria, Va.

May 04, 2015
Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice president for optometric education and founding dean, has appointed the final member of the executive council for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry.

April 22, 2015
The University of Pikeville has earned the distinction of being one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky.”

March 26, 2015
The academic work of Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, associate dean of Academic Affairs for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, was recently published in the February issue of the international journal “Optometry in Practice Continuing Professional Development Journal.”

December 16, 2014
Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice president for optometric education and founding dean, has appointed the executive council as the founding members of the new administration for the Kentucky College of Optometry.

September 24, 2014
On behalf of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today announced a $40 million Community Facilities direct loan to the University of Pikeville to construct a new facility to house the Kentucky College of Optometry.


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