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Dr. Pam Schnell was named Director of Southern College of Optometry's Continuing Education Program effective August 1, 2012.
In making the announcement, Dr. Lewis Reich, SCO's Vice President for Academic Affairs, said:
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pam Schnell as Director of SCO’s Continuing Education Program. With the success and growing patient population numbers in The Eye Center, Dr. Trish Walker will be focusing more on her duties as Chief of Adult Primary Care. She has ably done double duty over the past several years as director of two programs, and we are indebted to Dr. Walker for her dedication and service. I know that everyone wishes her continued success in her very important capacity as Chief of Adult Primary Care.
"Please join me in welcoming Dr. Schnell as she transitions into her new role as Director of CE. Both of these faculty members are to be commended for their leadership and service to our profession."
Dr. Schnell is an Assistant Professor at SCO and a 2001 graduate of the college. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). After completing her residency, she became a faculty member at the State University of New York College of Optometry, where she taught courses and supervised interns in the Pediatric and Infant Vision Clinics. She held clinical privileges at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, where she supervised externs and residents in the outpatient, inpatient, and emergency departments.
She has lectured at home and abroad, including several courses at the Israel Council of Optometry's annual meeting. She also taught the Binocular Vision course for the Master's Degree program at the Universidad de Aguascalientes in Mexico. She has presented posters at the AAO and COVD national meetings, and has authored several textbook chapters in the area of Pediatric eye care.
Dr. Schnell joined the SCO faculty in August 2011, where she works in the Pediatric and Vision Therapy Clinics. Her primary areas of interest include infant and toddler eye care, visual development, and the treatment and management of special populations.