Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Names 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Recipients


ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry has named the recipients of the 2017 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) annual meeting in May of 2017. The 2017 recipients and their respective schools include:

Supported by Johnson and Johnson Vision.

• Bright Ashimatey, OD, Indiana University
• Billie Beckwith-Cohen, DVM, MBA, FAAO, University of California Berkeley
• Gareth Hastings, MPhil, BOptom, University of Houston
• Jakaria Mostafo, University of Houston
• Cornelia Peterson, DVM, The Ohio State University

Supported by the American Academy of Optometry.

• Yifei Wu, BScOptom, Indiana University

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. 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.

Applications for student travel fellowships for the Academy’s annual meeting, Academy 2017 Chicago, will be available in July 2017. For more information click here.