Pfeifer receives board of regents staff excellence award

Each year, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, honors six faculty and six staff at the University of Iowa for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence.

Congratulations to Wanda Pfeifer, COMT, OC(C), CO, on being selected for the 2019-2020 Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award. 

Pfeifer has worked at the UI since 1992 and serves in numerous roles supporting children's vision. She is a certified orthoptist and ophthalmic technician who assesses children's vision and strabismus, and she writes grants and Institutional Review Board proposals. As an electrophysiology coordinator, she helped propel the UI to a national reputation in ocular gene therapy and in unique clinical service to children. She teaches orthoptic and medical students, residents, and pediatric ophthalmology fellows, and her expertise makes the UI one of the best orthoptic training programs in the country. She assisted in the creation and development of an electrophysiology suite that draws patients from across the nation. In addition, she works as a KidSight screener on the weekends. Countless children have improved or retained their eyesight because of Pfeifer.

"Wanda's contributions have spanned roles as medical professional, educator, supervisor, analyst, researcher, author, interim director, and life-long learner, to name just a few. Her accomplishments have not only impacted the University of Iowa and the state of Iowa, but also children nationwide."

"Rarely is one employee so vital to a large institution that the character of that place would not be the same without her."

Sonia Slevinski presenting Wanda Pfeifer Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award

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Friday, May 15, 2020