Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology

Resident Research Overview

Resident research is an important component of the educational program at Northwestern.  All second and third–year residents participate in a research project of their choosing which culminates in an end-of-year presentation at Northwestern’s Vision Research Day.

With emphasis on quality research, a set of clearly defined objectives is presented to trainees, including project expectations and timelines for completion.  The Survey of Ophthalmology and Vision Research Conference at Northwestern occurs each fall, at which time faculty members discuss ongoing projects and research ideas.   Residents select a faculty mentor and present their individual research proposals at Research Grand Rounds, at which time residents receive constructive feedback on their projects.  

An important feature of the spring Research Day activities is the Robert Miller Memorial Lecture.  Guest lecturers are selected from Northwestern medical alumni who have made substantial contributions to the field of Ophthalmology.  This year’s program is as follows:

34th Annual Ophthalmology and Vision Research Day

Friday, June 29, 2018

8am – 5pm

Pritzker Auditorium
251 E. Huron St., 3rd Floor
Chicago, Il  60611

Additionally, many resident research projects are presented at national meetings including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO).

Angelo Tanna, MD provides oversight to Northwestern resident research curriculum.