07.12.18

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2018 Award Recipients

Source: American Academy of Optometry

Each year the American Academy of Optometry recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

“Every nominee represents exactly what the American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation hope to inspire in all of us,” Donald O. Mutti, OD, PhD, FAAO, Awards Committee Chair, said in the a news release. “The winners represent the highest level of accomplishment in vision research, vision care, education, and improvement of the visual welfare of all. Many thanks to those who submitted nominations, and to those who served on the awards committee.”

The Academy is pleased to announce the 2018 award recipients:

Chris A. Johnson, PhD, DSc, FAAO
Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award

Fiona J. Stapleton, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO

Glenn A. Fry Award and Lecture

(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

Paul E. Berman, OD, FAAO
(posthumously)

AAO-Essilor Award for Outstanding
International Contributions to Optometry

David B. Elliott, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO

William Feinbloom Award 

Akio Kanai, OD

Brien Holden Humanitarian Award 

Kovin S. Naidoo, OD, PhD, FAAO

Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal Award

Jacob A. Boroff, OD, MS
Angeline Nguyen, OD and Jenna L. Wayne, OD

Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)
 

Tammy P. Than, MS, OD, FAAO

Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award 

Bernard J. Dolan, OD, MS, FAAO
Eminent Service Award

Gregory L. Goodrich, PhD, FAAO, Heidi M. Flyg, OD, Jennine E. Kirby, OD,
Chea-Yo Chang, OD, FAAO, Gary L. Martinsen, OD, PhD, FAAO
Garland W. Clay Award

Patricia K. Hrynchak, OD, FAAO
Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education

(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

 

Awards of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies

Helen A. Swarbrick, PhD, FAAO
Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award

Jerome A. Legerton, OD, MS, FAAO
Founders’ Award

 

Awards of the Public Health and Environmental Vision Section

Robert D. Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO
Henry B. Peters Award for Public Health and Environmental Vision
(American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

Award winners will be recognized at the Academy 2018 San Antonio Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 9, 8-10 am, in Room 217CD of the Henry B. González Convention Center. Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies award recipients will be honored at 4 pm on Wednesday, November 7 in Room 214. The Public Health and Environmental Vision Section Henry B. Peters Awardee will be honored on Thursday, November 8 at 5 pm in Room 207.

The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting, Academy 2018 San Antonio, will take place November 7-10, 2018, at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. For more information, visit http://www.aaopt.org/2018.

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