07.16.19

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2019 Award Recipients

Source: American Academy of Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry announced its 2019 award recipients, recognizing distinguished individuals who have made important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry:

Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD, FAAO

Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award

Susan A. Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO

Glenn A. Fry Award and Lecture (American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

Uduak C. Udom, OD, MPH, FAAO

(posthumously) AAO-Essilor Award for Outstanding International Contributions to Optometry

Thomas R. Stelmack, OD, FAAO

William Feinbloom Award

J. Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO

Brien Holden Humanitarian Award

Andrew D. Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO

Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award

Rami Aboumourad, OD

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

Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS, FAAO

Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award

Thomas A. Aller, OD, FBCLA, Maria Liu, OD, PhD, FAAO, Christine F. Wildsoet, DipAppSci(Optom), PhD, FAAO Garland W. Clay Award

Heather A. Anderson, OD, PhD, FAAO
Donald O. Mutti, OD, PhD, 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

Philip B. Morgan, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO

Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award

S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO

Founders’ Award
Awards of the Public Health and Environmental Vision Section

Robert N. Kleinstein, OD, PhD, FAAO

Henry B. Peters Award for Public Health and Environmental Vision (American Academy of Optometry Foundation Award)

Award winners will be recognized at the Joint American Academy of Optometry and World Council of Optometry Recognition Gala and Awards Program on Saturday, October 26, 7-10 pm, in the Plaza International Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The Fry and Prentice Lectures will be held on Friday, October 25, 8 to 9 AM, in Room W331. This session will feature lectures from both the Charles F. Prentice Award recipient and the Glenn A. Fry Award recipient.

Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies award recipients will be honored at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, October 23 in Room W221. The Public Health and Environmental Vision Section Henry B. Peters Awardee will be honored on Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 PM in Room W230 CD.

The joint meeting of the American Academy of Optometry and World Council of Optometry, Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, will take place October 23-27, 2019, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. For more information, visit www.aaopt.org/2019.

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