Department of Ophthalmology




Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2013

 
Brad Snead, M.D.

Interests: Whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, camping, tennis, guitar.

After graduation: Private Practice in Fort Meyers, Florida

Educational Background
B.S. Biomedical Science -- Auburn University -- 2005

M.D. -- University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL -- 2009

Preliminary Medicine Internship -- Baptist Health System, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL -- 2010

Presentations & Awards:
June 17, 2011PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation
"HFE & age-related macular degeneration."
March 16, 2012PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation
"Prevalence of HFE gene mutation in ARMD" (ongoing)
June 7, 2013PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation
"Prevalence of HFE mutation in age-related macular degeneration. (Part 1)" (Final by Dr. Snead.)
 
Mark Trevino, M.D.

Interests: Sports and especially college football, travel, outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, kayaking.

After graduation: Private Practice in San Antonio, Texas

Educational Background
Management Information Systems -- University of Texas, Austin -- 2004

M.D. -- University of Texas Health Sciences University, Houston -- 2009

Internal Medicine Internship -- Medical College of Georgia -- 2010

Presentations & Awards:
June 17, 2011PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation
March 16, 2012PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation
June 7, 2013PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation
"Genetics of cell-specific retinal regeneration." (final by Dr. Trevino)
 
Lauren Yancey, M.D.

Interests: Enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

After graduation: Private Practice, Carrollton Eye Clinic, Atlanta, GA

Educational Background
B.A. Political Science and B.S. Cell Biology -- University of Georgia, Athens -- 2004

M.D. -- Medical College of Georgia -- 2009

Internal Medicine Internship -- Medical College of Georgia -- 2010

Presentations & Awards:
May 5, 2010ARVO 2010
"Hyperoxia Therapy Prevents Vitreous Neovascularization and Accelerates Gliovascular Recovery in a Mouse Model of ROP.”
May 5, 2010ARVO 2010
"Arginase Deletion Protects the Developing Retinal Vasculature From Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy.”
June 17, 2011PGY-2 Resident Research Presentation
February 18, 2012Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Educational Program: GEM Eye Meeting
"Ocular Motility - The Examination and Clinical Relevance"
March 16, 2012PGY-3 Resident Research Presentation
June 7, 2013PGY-4 Resident Research Presentation
"The role of Endocan in proliferative diabetic retinopathy." (final by Dr. Yancey)

Graduation Date: Friday, June 7th 2013
Place: River Room, St. Paul's Church, Downtown Augusta, Georgia

Summary: Class of 2013: The 50th commencement of the Department of Ophthalmology.

Continuing in the same location we chose for last year's graduation we returned for our annual education and celebration event. These festivities occured after the close of the day's educational meetings. Dr. Weiss, our faculty, residents and spouses returned for cocktails and interaction before the evening's banquet. Also invited were our technical staff and their spouses from the VAMC, the clinic, our front desk and the operating rooms.

There were many educational talks this year. All 9 of the residents presented their research in the morning sessions. The ophthalmic research of the Georgia Regents University occurs under the umbrella of the James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute. This institute has at its core a focus on translational research and this was clearly reflected in the resident research projects. These projects stretched from strictly basic science to strictly clinical with a number of talks involving both ends of the spectrum.