AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2018 WILLIAM C. EZELL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2018 WILLIAM C. EZELL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

ORLANDO, FL (July 5, 2018) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the thirteen recipients of the 2018 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding President of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD. It was established to provide talented post-doctoral students who are pursuing an advanced degree in optometric research and education recognition and support. To date, over 400 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 AAOF congratulates the following recipients who have been selected as the 2018 – 2019 Ezell Fellows: 

 

AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Ezell Fellow
Maria Walker, OD, MS, FAAO
University of Houston College of Optometry

 

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Earl L. Smith, III Ezell Fellow
Gareth Hastings, BOptom
University of Houston College of Optometry

 

American Academy of Optometry Ezell Fellow
Priyamvada M. Pitale, MS
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

 

Baycross Christian Family Foundation Binocular Vision and Pediatrics Ezell Fellow
Suraj Upadhyaya, OD, FAAO
University of Houston College of Optometry

 

Danne Ventura – Essilor Ezell Fellow
Katherine Bickle, OD, MS, FAAO
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

 

Irvin M. Borish – Essilor Ezell Fellow
Daisy Shu, BOptom
University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science

 

John N. Schoen Ezell Fellow
Jasmine S. Junge, OD, FAAO
University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

 

Merton C. Flom Leadership Ezell Fellow
Phillip Thomas Yuhas, OD, MS, FAAO
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

 

Mike Daley- Essilor Ezell Fellow
Ann Morrison, OD, MS, FAAO
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

 

Michael G. Harris Ezell Fellow
Elise N. Harb, OD, MSc, FAAO
University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

 

Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fellow
Laura Pardon, OD, MS, FAAO
University of Houston College of Optometry

 

Rod Tahran – Essilor Ezell Fellow
Jessica V. Jasien
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

 

Vision Impact Institute Ezell Fellow
Kaitlyn Anne Sapoznik, OD
Indiana University School of Optometry

 

This year’s Ezell Fellows will be honored at the AAOF’s Annual Celebration Luncheon on November 10, 2018 during the American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.

 

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is a 501 (c)(3) philanthropic organization which develops and provides financial support for optometric research and education in vision and eye health to improve clinical patient care.

The AAOF is also an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry.

 

For more information visit: www.aaopt.org/aaof

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