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Australians Awarded 2019 William C. Ezell Fellowship Recipients

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.