Latest News American Academy of Optometry Announces 2018 Student Travel Fellowship Recipients By Staff Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:15 AM (Top l to r) Katie Bales, Billie Beckwith-Cohen, Hannah Burfield, Jessica Jasien, Laura Pardon and Daisy Shu. ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry announced the recipients of the 2018 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) 2018 annual meeting. 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, the organization stated. 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. Winners supported by Johnson and Johnson, The Vision Care Institute, LLC are: Jessica Jasien from the University of Alabama Birmingham, School of Optometry; Daisy Shu, BOptom (Hons)/BSci, from the University of New South Wales, School of Optometry and Vision Science; Laura Pardon, OD, MS, FAAO, from the University of Houston, College of Optometry; Katie Bales, from the University of Alabama Birmingham, School of Optometry; and Hannah Burfield, from the University of Houston, College of Optometry. Supported by the American Academy of Optometry is Billie Beckwith-Cohen, DVM, MBA, FAAO, from the University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry.Applications for student travel fellowships for the Academy’s annual meeting, Academy 2018 San Antonio, will be available in July 2018. For more information visit http://www.aaopt.org/students/stf.