Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Board Begins New Term


ROCKVILLE, Md.—The new board members of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) began their new term after last month’s annual meeting, held May 4-8 in Orlando. William F. Mieler, MD, FARVO, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has succeeded Justine Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO, of Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia.

“I am honored to serve as president of such an international and interconnected organization of vision researchers,” Dr. Mieler said. “I look forward to strengthening the ties connecting our members, and their science, as we build toward the ARVO 2015 theme, ‘Powerful Connections: Vision Research and Online Networking.’”

Carol B. Toris, PhD, FARVO, (University of Nebraska Medical Center), is the new vice president. John I. Clark, PhD, FARVO, (University of Washington), has been named president-elect and will serve the 2015-2016 term. Linda K. McLoon, PhD, FARVO, (University of Minnesota) and Dimitri T. Azar, MD, MBA, FARVO, (University of Illinois at Chicago) are the new vice presidents-elect for that term.

In addition, ARVO members elected three new trustees to serve five-year terms on the board. Andrew D. Dick, MBBS, MD, FMedSci, will represent the Immunology & Microbiology Section; Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO, will represent the Retinal Cell Section; and Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD, FARVO, will represent the Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics Section.