Michael Barry, a PhD Candidate in Biomedical/Medical Engineering focusing on ultra-low vision at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore has been selected as the ninth annual Envision-Atwell Award winner for research in low vision and vision rehabilitation.
Mr. Barry has conducted research into the Argus II retinal prosthesis (the first artificial retinal prosthesis) and authored an abstract entitled, “Retinal Prosthesis Users’ Shifts in Hand-camera Coordination Correlate with Changes in Eye Orientation.” He received the award during the annual meeting of the Low Vision Research Group (LVRG), held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), in Baltimore.
The Envision-Atwell Award is given to a student, post-doctoral researcher, or junior faculty member with fewer than 5 years having passed since they earned their most recent professional degree. It consists of a $1,000 stipend and a trophy. The award is sponsored by Envision, a Wichita, Kan.-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of those who are blind and visually impaired. Envision offers year-round and annual programs designed to advance and disseminate knowledge in the field of vision rehabilitation. For more information, visit envisionuniversity.org.