Latest News American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2020 William C. Ezell Fellowship Recipients By Staff Monday, June 1, 2020 12:21 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced the 11 recipients of the 2020 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding president of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD. The program was established to provide recognition and support to talented post-doctoral students who are pursuing an advanced degree in optometric research and education. To date, over 430 William C. Ezell Fellowships have been awarded since the inception of the program in 1949. Funding for these Fellowships is provided by leading optometric companies, private endowments, and other generous business organizations that represent most sectors of the industry. The AAOF congratulates the following recipients who have been selected as the 2020-2021 Ezell Fellows:AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technologies (CCLRT) Ezell FellowshipErin Tomiyama, OD, MS, FAAOUniversity of Houston College of OptometryAmerican Academy of Optometry (AAO) Ezell FellowshipEugene Appenteng Osae, ODUniversity of Houston College of OptometryDanne Ventura/Essilor Ezell FellowshipReynolds Kwame Ablordeppey, ODState University of New York College of OptometryFacebook Ezell FellowshipLyndsey Ferris, OD, FAAOIndiana University School of OptometryIrvin M. Borish / Essilor Ezell FellowshipYoung Hyun KimUniversity of California Berkeley School of Optometry John N. Schoen Ezell FellowshipJustin CoursonUniversity of Houston College of OptometryMerton C. Flom Leadership Ezell FellowshipKelsy Steele, OD, MS, FAAOThe Ohio State University College of OptometryMike Daley/Essilor Ezell FellowshipKwaku Osei, OD, FAAOUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham School of OptometryMichael G. Harris Ezell FellowshipAfua Oteng Asare, OD, MPH, MScUniversity of TorontoOptometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) Ezell FellowshipBillie Beckwith-Cohen, DVM, MBA, FAAOUniversity of California Berkeley School of OptometryRod Tahran/Essilor Ezell FellowshipRabia Mobeen, BOptom, MPhilUniversity of New South WalesThis year’s Ezell Fellows will be honored at the AAOF’s Annual Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Academy 2020 in Nashville, Tenn.