[visionlist] Atwell Award

VisionList Editor editor at visionscience.com
Thu Jan 24 05:55:55 GMT 2008

The Low Vision Research Group is seeking nominees for the Atwell 
Award.  The award is a $500 cash prize as well as an engraved plaque. 
Students, post-docs and junior faculty members (with less than 5 
years since their last doctoral degree) presenting work related to 
low vision are encouraged to apply by sending their abstract to the 
current president, J. Vernon Odom at jodom at wvu.edu .  If you do not 
receive an acknowledgement within 2 working days that Vernon has 
received your abstract, please call 304-598-6959 and let him know.

The Atwell Award is given annually to a young investigator whose 
research in the area of low vision is presented at the annual meeting 
of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). 
The recipient is selected from nominations made to the Program 
Committee of the Low Vision Research Group. Selection is based on the 
quality and promise of the research.

The Atwell Award is named in honor of Dr. Constance W. Atwell. While 
a member of the staff of the National Eye Institute, Dr. Atwell was 
instrumental in the formation of the Low Vision Research Group. She 
played a pivotal role in encouraging and motivating high quality 
low-vision research.

Recent Atwell Award Winners

Atwell award winner 2007: Jessica Huber, University of Waterloo 
"Self-reported Visual Function and Quality of Life following the 
Adoption of a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Device for Low Vision"

Atwell award winner 2007:  Laura E. Dreer, Department of 
Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Development of a 
Nursing Home Vision-Specific Health Related Quality of Life 

Atwell award winner 2004: Werner Eisenbarth , University of Munich, 
Generation Research Program (GRP) "Reduced motion sensitivity inside 
and outside the macula in age-related maculopathy"

J. Vernon Odom, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Physiology West Virginia University 
Eye Institute Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center West Virginia 
1 Stadium Drive
P.O. Box 9193
Morgantown, WV 26506-9193
Work Telephone          +1  304  598 6959  Beeper 0496
FAX                            +1  304  598 6928
Electronic-Mail              odomj at rcbhsc.wvu.edu
                                    jodom at wvu.edu http://iscev2008.org/

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