Public Health and Environmental Vision Section Henry B. Peters Memorial Award

Purpose

The Henry B. Peters Memorial Award is given to an individual for his/her exemplary contributions to public health and/or environmental vision over many years. The recipient of the Henry B. Peters Memorial Award need not be an optometrist or an Academy Fellow. The honoree will be required to attend the Section Awards program and present an address in that program of not less than 30 minutes on a public health and/or environmental vision topic of his/her choice.

Nomination Process

The submission window opens March 1, 2020 and closes May 30, 2020.

Nominations can be made by any Academy Fellow in good standing, and must be sent via electronic submission to Dr. Kent Harrington (lawrence.harrington1@gmail.com).

A complete nomination consists of two parts:

1.  a cover letter
2.  a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae (CV)

The cover letter should summarize the nominee's contributions to Public Health and/or Environmental Vision, and should be no more than two pages in length. The nominator must include a statement verifying the nominee understands that, if selected to receive the award, he or she will be required to give a lecture of not less than 30 minutes duration on a topic of his or her choice in the Section awards program during the annual meeting. There is no prescribed format for the CV.

This program is administered by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). Questions regarding the award process can be directed to: HelenV@aaoptom.org.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Recipients

2019 - Robert N. Kleinstein, OD, PhD, FAAO

2018 - Robert D. Newcomb, OD, FAAO

2017 - Melvin D. Shipp, OD, MPH, DrPH

2016 - Kovin S. Naidoo, OD, PhD, FAAO

2015 - Lester Caplan, OD, FAAO

2014 - Alden N. Haffner, OD, FAAO

Photo Credit: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH)

Kleinstein
2019 Recipient:
Robert N. Kleinstein, OD, PhD, FAAO