Two Australian researchers – Revathy Mani and Rajendra Gyawali – are among 13 recipients of 2019 William C. Ezell Fellowships, awarded by The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF).
The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding President of the AAOF, Dr William C. Ezell, and was established to provide recognition and support to talented post-doctoral students who are pursuing an advanced degree in optometric research and education. Over 420 William C. Ezell Fellowships have been awarded since the inception of the program in 1949.
The Fellowships are funded by leading optometric companies, private endowments, and other industry representatives.
The recipients were:
AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Ezell Fellow
Kelsy R. Steele, OD, MS, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
American Academy of Optometry Foundation Robert Mandell Ezell Club Fellow
Heinz Otchere, OD, MS, University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science
American Academy of Optometry Ezell Fellow
Billie Beckwith-Cohen, DVM, MBA, FAAO, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Baycross Christian Family Foundation Binocular Vision & Pediatrics Ezell Fellow
Maureen D. Plaumann, OD, FAAO, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Danne Ventura – Essilor Ezell Fellow
Eugene Appenteng Osae, OD, University of Houston College of Optometry
Irvin M. Borish – Essilor Ezell Fellow
Hin Cheung, OD, Indiana University School of Optometry
John N. Schoen Ezell Fellow
Reza Abbas Farishta, BSc, MSc, OD, University of Montreal School of Optometry
Merton C. Flom Leadership Ezell Fellow
Jessica V. Jasien, Men, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Mike Daley – Essilor Ezell Fellow
Revathy Mani, BSOptom, MPhil, University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science
Michael G. Harris Ezell Fellow
Rajendra Gyawali, BOptom, MOptom, FAAO, University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science
Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fellow
Laura Pardon, OD, MS, FAAO, University of Houston College of Optometry
Rod Tahran – Essilor Ezell Fellow
Gareth D. Hastings, MPhil, BOptom, University of Houston College of Optometry
Vision Impact Institute Ezell Fellow
Afua Asare, OD, MPH, MSc, University of Toronto
This year’s Ezell Fellows will be honoured at the AAOF’s Annual Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, 26 October, 2019 at Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry in Orlando, FL.