For Immediate Release: 2017 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Student Travel Fellowship Recipients Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2017
Contact: Jenny Brown
 
2017 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 
Student Travel Fellowship Recipients Announced
 
The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Awards. The travel fellowships will allow six students to present their research at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in May of 2017. The 2017 recipients and their respective schools follow.
 
Supported by Johnson and Johnson Vision:
 
•                      Bright Ashimatey, OD, Indiana University
•                      Billie Beckwith-Cohen, DVM, MBA, FAAO, University of California Berkeley
•                      Gareth Hastings, MPhil, BOptom, University of Houston
•                      Jakaria Mostafo, University of Houston
•                      Cornelia Peterson, DVM, The Ohio State University
 
Supported by the American Academy of Optometry:
 
•                      Yifei Wu, BScOptom, Indiana University
The American Academy of Optometry administers travel fellowships in order to encourage optometry students, optometric residents, and students in eye and vision related graduate programs to attend key national meetings and exchange scientific ideas on research. Fellowships are awarded primarily for accomplishment and potential in optometric research and education, and are evaluated by the American Academy of Optometry’s Research Committee.
 
Applications for student travel fellowships for the Academy’s annual meeting, Academy 2017 Chicago, will be available in July 2017. For more information visit http://www.aaopt.org/students/stf.
 
About the American Academy of Optometry
 
The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) enhances excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through its journal, Optometry and Vision Science, and the continuing education presented at its annual meeting. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the profession’s knowledge base through ongoing fellowship and exchange. For more information, visit http://www.aaopt.org.
 
The next annual meeting of the Academy will be October 11-14, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. For more information visit http://www.aaopt.org/regsite.