Ohio State Optometry Students Win Travel Fellowships

Traveling to the American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting is one of many highlights of The Ohio State University College of Optometry student experience. The following students will receive funds to attend Academy 2018 in San Antonio, November 7-10, thanks to generous travel fellowships.

 

Hopkins Receives Low Vision Educational Grant

Greg Hopkins (OD'10/MS’14) is the 2018 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant, awarded by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) in collaboration with the Frederic and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation. The grant enables institutions to provide care and support personnel directly related to the field of low vision.

 

Deffler receives AAOF Low Vision Residency Award

Rebecca A. Deffler, OD, clinical instructor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, was chosen by a committee of members in the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) as this year’s recipient for the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award.

 

Peterson Wins $10,000 IGNITE Grant

Cornelia Peterson, DVM, received an IGNITE grant from the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation to determine whether exogenous insulin will improve corneal homeostasis and wound healing in corneal epithelial cells (CEC) and stromal cells. The grant provides support for experimental supplies to be used throughout the project.

 

Lorenz Wins J. Pat Cummings Scholarship

Bridget Lorenz

Bridget Lorenz of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2020 has been named the 2018 Ohio State winner of the J. Pat Cummings Scholarship sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.

Davidson, Morgan Win Practice Excellence Scholarships

Hannah Davidson and Kelly Morgan

Hannah Davidson and Kelly Morgan of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2019, [pictured left to right] have been awarded the 2018 VSP and American Academy of Optometry Foundation Practice Excellence Scholarship.

VIP Study Group Receives Award

Congratulations to The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Professor Emeritus Paulette Schmidt (OD’73, MS’76) and the Vision in Preschoolers (VIP) Study Group, the 2018 recipients of the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award (Group Category). The Advisory Committee of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health recognized the work of Dr. Schmidt (Chair, VIP Study Group) and VIP at its Annual Meeting on August 4 in Arlington, VA.

William C. Ezell Fellowships

Three Ohio State University College of Optometry PhD students earned William C. Ezell Fellowships from the American Academy of Optometry Foundation. Katherine Bickle, OD, MS, FAAO, was named the Danne Ventura – Essilor Ezell Fellow; Phillip Thomas Yuhas, OD, MS, FAAO, was named the Merton C. Flom Leadership Ezell Fellow; and Ann Morrison, OD, MS, FAAO, was named the Mike Daley – Essilor Ezell Fellow.

Fortuna Scholarship Awardees Excel in Pediatrics

Taylor McGann (OD’17) and Steven Manning (OD’18) have been named as recipients of The Ohio State University College of Optometry Dr. Allen James Fortuna Memorial Scholarship for graduate students studying pediatrics.

 

Ohio State Optometry Students Receive Walman Scholarship

Carolyn Chakuroff, Kelsey Ferlin, Christi Locke, Kelly Morgan and Whitney Spitnale of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2019 (pictured left to right below) have been named as recipients of the 2018 Walman Scholarship. This is a national award involving applicants from all schools and colleges of optometry.

Low Vision Researchers Receive RPB/CTAF Grant

Dr. Bradley Dougherty, assistant professor of optometry at The Ohio State University, received a $150,000 award from the Consumer Technology Association Foundation and Research to Prevent Blindness for his project, Evaluation of a Head-mounted Device for Reading and Wayfinding.

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