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Issue 12, 2012

Meghrigian Institute Conducts Eye Screenings for Children

In June and July, AUA's Garo Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (Meghrigian Institute) of the College of Health Sciences conducted annual eye screenings among socially vulnerable and orphaned children. Sixty-six children at the Mary Ismirlyan Orphanage were screened for various types of refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Children with eye diseases received medical assistance from the Meghrigian Institute.


International Law Professor presents Lecture on Unilateral Declarations of Independence in the South Caucasus

Professor William Slomanson of Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego) presented an overview of the doctrine of remedial secession with special reference to Nagorno-Karabagh. Professor Slomanson was accompanied by his colleague, TJSL Professor Chris Guzelian, who helped arrange the lecture at AUA, and his assistant Mike Pehlevanian, a 3rd year student at TJSL. The lecture outlined the history of unilateral declarations of independence, relying on the Canadian Supreme Court case on Quebec's bid for secession from Canada, the International Court of Justice ruling on Kosovo and the ECHR ruling on the Russian Federation and Georgia. Prof. Slomanson is a highly regarded scholar of international law, whose Fundamental Perspectives on International Law is a classic textbook in the field.


Seminar on Global Cost of Correcting Refractive Errors

Meghrigian Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology of the College of Health Sciences organized a Public Health Seminar on July 26. During the seminar Dr. Kevin D. Frick presented his work about the global burden of visual impairment from uncorrected refractive errors and cost-effectiveness of interventions correcting refractive errors. Dr. Frick is a Professor in the Departments of Health Policy and Management and International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he holds joint appointments in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.


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