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Focusing on Vision Health in Nursing: From Research to Practice

March 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

About this Event

Jonas Philanthropies, known for investing in health matters where they can make the most impact, is as synonymous with Vision Health as it is in Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. Join us for a robust panel presentation by leading experts in vision.

Learning Objectives:

  • To determine the current state of vision health in the field of nursing.
  • To analyze why vision health is important to assess in caring for children and adults.
  • To identify how healthcare treatment and diagnosis can be improved through assessments of vision health.
  • To determine how to increase awareness of vision health in the field of nursing.

3:00 Welcome

Althea Hicks, EdD, MPH, Grants and Programs Manager at JNVH

3:05 Opening Remarks

John Jonas , Vice President, Jonas Philanthropies + Lead, Jonas Vision Health program

3:15-3:25 JNVH Alumni Point of View

Frances Peterson-Burch, PhD(c) RN BSN BA, JNVH Alumni Scholar , University of Pittsburgh, Genetics and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

3:10 JNVH Scholar Point of View

Valicia Philibert, RN, MSN, CNL, RAC-CT, Jonas Scholar and PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Bronx VA Medical Center

3:25-3:30 JNVH Vision Grant Presentation

Jesse Sneath, Warby Parker Partnership “Pupils Project”

3:30-4:15 JNVH Vision Panel Session


Stephen A. Ferrara, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs at Columbia University School of Nursing + Interim Executive Director, Jonas Nursing & Veterans Healthcare


Pamela Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN, Associate Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Yocheved Shira Kresch, OD, MS, FAAO, Instructor of Optometric Sciences, ( in Ophthalmology) Edward Harkness Eye Institute ; Jonas Children’s Vision Care Clinician

4:15-4:25 Question and Answers

4:25 Closing


March 22, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm