Ohio State Optometry Graduate Students Named Ezell Fellows

Ohio State University College of Optometry graduate students Erin Rueff, Katherine Bickle, Ann Morrison and Phillip Yuhas are among 11 recipients of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) 2017 William C. Ezell Fellowship. Named after the founding president of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD, this prestigious award was established to recognize and support talented post-doctoral students who are pursuing an advanced degree in optometric research and education. More than 300 William C. Ezell Fellowships have been awarded since the inception of the program in 1949. 

 

Funding for these fellowships is provided by leading optometric companies, private endowments, and other generous business organizations that represent most sectors of the industry. The newest Ezell Fellows are listed below. 

 

More information about the program can be found here and here.

 

Erin Rueff, OD, MS, FAAO

AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Ezell Fellow

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Advisor: Melissa Bailey

 

Maria A. Walker, OD, FAAO

American Academy of Optometry Ezell Fellow
University of Houston College of Optometry

 

Katherine M. Bickle, OD, MS, FAAO

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Karla Zadnik Ezell Fellow
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Advisor: Jeff Walline

 

Ann M. Morrison, OD, MS

Baycross Christian Family Foundation BV Peds Ezell Fellow
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Advisor: Don Mutti

 

Ian Erkelens, OD

Irvin M. Borish – Essilor Ezell Fellow

University of Waterloo School of Vision and Science

 

Kevin Thomas Willeford, OD, MS, FAAO

John H. Schoen Ezell Fellow 

State University of New York College of Optometry

 

Phillip Thomas Yuhas, OD, MS, FAAO

Merton C. Flom Leadership Ezell Fellow

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Advisor: Andy Hartwick

 

Elise N. Harb, OD, MSc, FAAO

Michael G. Harris Ezell Fellow

University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

 

Suraj Upadhyaya, OD

Mike Daley – Essilor Ezell Fellow

University of Houston College of Optometry

 

Nevin W. El-Nimri, OD, MS, FAAO

Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fellow
University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

 

Kaitlyn Anne Sapoznik, OD

William C. Ezell Fellow sponsored by Vision Impact Institute

Indiana University College of Optometry