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When WO created a Pop-up Poll to ask about whether eye care professionals have seen or heard or experienced any increase in bias—especially toward those in the Asian American Pacific Island community, the poll happened to be in the field at the same time that the Atlanta spa shootings occurred, in which eight people—six of them Asian or Asian American women—were killed.
Ruth Y. Shoge, OD, MPH, is passionate about educating current and future optometrists about cultural competency and humility and the importance for this kind of education in the curriculum.
The Memphis-based optometry institution expanded the role for Janette Pepper, OD, to coordinator for minority recruitment and named her coordinator for student diversity and inclusion.
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