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Karla Zadnik - The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH, US

Karla Zadnik Karla Zadnik

Dean I College of Optometry | The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, UNITED STATES

Dean Karla Zadnik is also executive Dean of Health Sciences and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Institutional Review Board.

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Biography

Karla Zadnik is the Glenn A. Fry Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics and Dean at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She received her OD and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry.

She has chaired the Biomedical Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Ohio State for the last ten years. Professor Zadnik is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and served as the Academy’s President in 2011-12. She received the American Optometric Foundation’s Glenn A. Fry Award in 1995. She served on the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Eye Institute (NEI)/National Institutes of Health from 2000 to 2004.

Dr. Zadnik was the Study Chairman for the NEI-funded Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error (CLEERE) Study and chaired the first-ever NEI-funded multicenter study based in optometry, the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study from 1994 through 2007. She received a Distinguished Scholar Award from Ohio State in 2010.

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Areas of Expertise (3)

Optometry

Contact lenses

Vision Research

Education (2)

University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry: Ph.D., Optometry

University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry: OD, Optometry

Media Appearances (3)

New dean of CFAES would be first woman to fill position

The Lantern  online

2017-03-22

“She has a really remarkable history of leadership experience,” said College of Optometry Dean Karla Zadnik, who led the search. “We were just wowed by her leadership — both ability as well as her leadership experience in a variety of organizations.”

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​One test can predict which kids will become nearsighted

Ohio State University  online

2015-04-02

“Near work has been thought to be a cause of myopia, or at least a risk factor, for more than 100 years. Some of the studies that led to that conclusion are hard to refute,” said Karla Zadnik, professor and dean of the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University and lead author of the study. “In this large dataset from an ethnically representative sample of children, we found no association.”

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Ohio State College of Optometry to have its first ever female dean

The Lantern  online

2013-10-10

Dean Dr. Melvin Shipp is set to step down from his position and be replaced, subject to approval by the OSU Board of Trustees, by associate dean Dr. Karla Zadnik, who has been involved with the optometry program for about 17 years. Shipp has confidence his replacement will have no trouble fitting in the leadership role.

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Recent Research (3)

One Test Can Predict Which Kids Will Become Nearsighted The Ohio State UniversityF

2015-04-02

“Near work has been thought to be a cause of myopia, or at least a risk factor, for more than 100 years. Some of the studies that led to that conclusion are hard to refute,” said Karla Zadnik, professor and dean of the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University and lead author of the study. “In this large dataset from an ethnically representative sample of children, we found no association.”

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Ethnicity Plays Role In Vision Problems, Research Suggests The Ohio State UniversityF

2013-08-12

"We don't really know why these differences exist," said Karla Zadnik, the lead author of the multi-center study and an associate professor of optometry at Ohio State University. "It's probably like most of our modern conditions and diseases a mix a nature and nurture and factors that interact together.

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Nearsighted Children May Benefit From Rigid Contact Lenses The Ohio State UniversityF

2004-12-09

Walline conducted the CLAMP study with Ohio State optometry colleagues Lisa Jones, Donald Mutti and Karla Zadnik, the Glenn A. Fry professor of optometry.

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