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Women In The News August 2021 – AAOF, ASCO, Optometry Divas and More

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Women In Optometry regularly recognizes the accomplishments of women ODs in the profession and in their communities. Have you stepped into a new leadership role or recently won an award? Send us a note: MBijlefeld@jobson.com.

Amber Dunn, OD, of King City, became President-elect of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. amber dunn
Nicole Rush, OD, of Bandon, became immediate past president. nicole rush

 

Angelina Popovic, OD, has become the vice president of medical and professional affairs at Shopko Optical. Dr. Angelina Popovic

 

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) presented its 2021 honorees recently.

Katherine Green, OD, assistant professor at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry, has been awarded the Rising Star Award.
Elena Z. Biffi, OD, MS, FAAO, of the New England College of Optometry, received the Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence.
The Dr. Jack Bennett Innovation in Optometric Education Award was granted to two ODs: Linda Casser, OD, FAAO, FNAP, of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, and
Gary Chu, OD, MPH, FAAO, of New England College of Optometry.
Doug Hoffman, OD, FAAO, of New England College of Optometry, was honored with the ASCO Lifetime Achievement Award
Tam Tran, OD, a new graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, was honored with the Student Award in Clinical Ethics.

 

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) recognized several women for its 2021 Awards Program.

Stephanie Aigbe, OD, was honored with the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award. Dr. Aigbe is a graduate and Low Vision Rehabilitation resident at the New England College of Optometry.
The Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant was awarded to Tracy Matchinski, OD, FAAO, FVI, of Chicago, Illinois. Her team includes:
Mallory McLaughlin, OD, FAAO;
Danielle Piser, OD, FAAO;
and Janis Winters, OD, FAAO.
The Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency Award Recipient was awarded to Liandra Jung, OD, of Berkeley, California.

 

The AAOF congratulates the following recipients who have been selected as the 2021 Ezell Fellows:

AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technologies (CCLRT) Ezell Fellow

Young Hyun Kim

University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Ezell Fellow

Jennyffer D. Smith, OD

University of Houston College of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) Ezell Fellow

Yiyi (Charlotte) Wang, OD, FAAO

University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry

Danne Ventura / Essilor Ezell Fellow

Maureen D. Plaumann, OD, FAAO

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Facebook Ezell Fellow

Rebecca Deffler, OD, MS, FAAO

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Irvin M. Borish / Essilor Ezell Fellow

Neeraj Singh, BSOptom, MPhil

Indiana University School of Optometry

John N. Schoen Ezell Fellow

Erin Sayoko Tomiyama, OD, MS, FAAO

University of Houston College of Optometry

Merton C. Flom Leadership Ezell Fellow

Breanne McGhee, OD, MEd, FAAO

Pacific University College of Optometry

Michael G. Harris Ezell Fellow

Erica R. Shelton, OD, MS, FAAO

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Mike Daley / Essilor Ezell Fellow

Rabia Mobeen

University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science

Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) Ezell Fellow

Janelle Tong, BOptom

University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science

Rod Tahran / Essilor Ezell Fellow

Amy Hiu Yan Chow, OD

University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science

 

Optometry Divas awarded recognition for four women at its 2021 Educational Retreat held from Aug. 13 to 15.

The Thought Leader of the Year was awarded to Janelle Davison, OD, of Smyrna, Georgia.
The Elite Diva Member of the Year was awarded to Michelle Gonzalez, OD, of Pembroke Pines, Florida.
The Lead Ambassador of the Year was awarded to Glenda Aleman Moheeputh, OD, of Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Valeria Napoles, a third-year student at NOVA Southeastern University Optometry School, was granted the CEO of YOU® Scholarship.

 

Congratulations to all honorees!

We would love to include your honors and accomplishments in this periodic listing. Please email mbijlefeld@jobson.com.

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