Glenn A. Fry Lecture Award
The Glenn A. Fry Lecture Award (established in 1970) is sponsored by the American Optometric Foundation. The award is given annually to a distinguished scientist or clinician scientist in recognition of the quality, significance, impact, and relevance to optometry of his or her current research contributions. Fulfilling these criteria typically requires that the nominee be at the mid-career stage, meaning that current accomplishments are worthy of the award and the nominee is highly likely to continue to make significant contributions to his or her field. The recipient need not be a Fellow of the Academy nor an optometrist. The recipient will present a special lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry on his or her current research contributions. It is also expected that the recipient will submit a manuscript on that topic to Optometry and Vision Science.
Past Recipients of the Fry Award:
2015: Joanne Wood
2000: Joseph Bonanno
1985: Clifton M. Schor
- A letter of nomination from an Academy Fellow, explaining why the nominee is particularly deserving of the award for which the nomination has been made.
- A copy of the CV of the nominee.
- A letter seconding the nomination from another Academy Fellow. These three items should be emailed to HelenV@aaoptom.org.
- Awards Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2016.
(Continuing a tradition of excellence, several former Fry honorees toast in 2015 recipient Joanne Wood at the annual AAO President's Banquet in New Orleans.)