American Optometric Foundation Announces 2016 William C. Ezell Fellowships
ORLANDO, FL (June 3, 2016) - The American Optometric Foundation announces the nine recipients for the 2016 William C. Ezell Fellowship program. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding President of the AOF, William C. Ezell, OD. It was established to provide talented post-doctoral students who are pursuing an advanced degree in optometric research and education recognition and support. To date, over 300 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 AOF congratulates the following students who have been selected as 2016 - 2017 Ezell Fellows:
The Alcon Foundation Ezell Fellow
Jessica Wei, BS -University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
American Academy of Optometry Ezell Fellow
Kristen Bowles, OD, MS -University of Houston College of Optometry
AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Ezell Fellow
Cameron K. Postnikoff, MASc -University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Irvin M. Borish –Essilor Ezell Fellow
Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan, BS Optom, M.Phil. Optom -Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Mike Daley – Essilor Ezell Fellow
Wenlin Zhang, MD -Indiana University School of Optometry
Merton C. Flom Leadership Ezell Fellow
Anna F. Ablamowicz, OD, FAAO -University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Michael G. Harris Ezell Fellow
Alexandra E. Boehm, BS -University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fellow
Jack Phu, B. Optom, MPH, FAAO -University of New South Wales School of Optometry
Vision Impact Institute Ezell Fellow
Preeji S. Mandathara, BSc, MSc -University of New South Wales School of Optometry
This year’s Ezell Fellows will be honored at the AOF’s Annual Celebration Luncheon on November 12th, during the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California.
The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization which develops and provides financial support for optometric research and education in vision and eye health to improve clinical patient care. The AOF is also an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry.
For more information visit: www.aaopt.org/AOF