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W. James Hughes

W. James Hughes, American Optometrist ( hlth: hlth. service)optometrist. Decorated Bronze Star, Purple Heart. Member American Public Health Association, American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association Commissioned Officers Society, Association American Indian Physicians, Beta Sigma Kappa.

Background

Hughes, W. James was born on October 15, 1944 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Willis J. and Elizabeth Alice (Nimohoyah) H. Bachelor of Arts Anthropology, U. Oklahoma, 1966, Master of Arts in Anthropology, 1972.

Education

Doctor of Optometry, U. Houston, 1976. Master of Public Health, University Texas, 1977.Lic. Optometrist, Oklahoma, Texas, W. Virginia commissioned medical officer United States Public Health Service, 1966.

Advanced through the grades to captain/optometrist, United States Public Health Service, 1993. Physician's assistant, Houston, Dallas, 1969-1970. Teaching assistant in clinical optics U. Houston, 1973-1974, contact lens research assistant, 1974.

Wesley Jessen Contact Lens Republican, 1974-1976. Extern eye clinic Tuba City Indian Hospital, 1975. Teaching fellow public health optometry U. Houston, 1975-1976.

Indian Health Service optometrist, Eagle Butte, South Dakot, 1976. Optometrist vision care project Crockett Indiana School District, 1977. Vision care program director Bemidji Area Indian Health Service, 1977-1978.

OptometristNavajo Area Indian Health Service, Chinle Health Center, 1978-1979. Adjunct.prof. Southern California College of Optometry, Los Angeles, U. Houston College of Optometry, since 1978, Southern College Optometry, Memphis, since 1980. Optometrist Shiprock United States Public Health Service Indian Hospital, since 1979.

Chief vision care program Northern Navajo Medical Center, 1994^. Director eye clinic United States Public Health Service Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, New Mexico. Navajo area Indian Health Service representative to optometry career development committee United States Public Health Service.

Sergeant United States Army, 1966-1969, Captain United States Public Health Service 1993^.

Career

Commissioned medical officer United States Public Health Service, 1966, advanced through grades to captain/optometrist, 1993. Physician's assistant Houston, Dallas, 1969-1970. Teaching assistant in clin optics University Houston, 1973-1974.

Contact lens research assistant, 1974. Wesley Jessen Contact Lens Republican, 1974-1976. Extern eye clinic Tuba City Indian Hospital, 1975.

Indian Health Service optometrist Eagle Butte, South Dakota, 1976. Optometrist vision care project Crockett Indiana School District, 1977. Vision care program director Bemidj Area Indian Health Service, 1977-1978.

Optometrist Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Chinle Health Center, 1978-1979, Shiprock United States Public Health Service Indian Hospital, since 1979. Chief vision care program Northern Navajo Medical Center, since 1994. Director eye clinic United States Public Health Service Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, New Mexico.

Adjunct professor Southern California College Optometry, Los Angeles, University Houston College Optometry, since 1978, Southern College Optometry, Memphis, since 1980. Navajo area Indian Health Service representative to optometry career development committee United States Public Health Service.

Membership

Sergeant United States Army, 1966-1969, Capt, United States Public Health Service, since 1993. Member American Public Health Association, American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association Commissioned Officers Society, Association American Indian Physicians, Beta Sigma Kappa.