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Women In The News: October 2020 – Part 2

Women In Optometry recognizes the achievements of the following ODs in this second October installment of Women In The News.

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), in partnership with the Allergan Foundation, is pleased to announce two grant recipients this year in the areas of the anterior segment and glaucoma.

The recipient of the Allergan Foundation Grant in the area of the anterior segment is Suzanne MJ Fleiszig, OD, PhD, FAAO, professor of optometry and vision science, microbiology, and iInfectious disease & immunity at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. suzanne Fleiszig

The recipient of the Allergan Foundation Grant in the area of glaucoma is Stacey S. Choi, PhD, FAAO, associate professor at The Ohio State University (OSU), College of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Havener Eye Institute.

Kimberly Weisenberger, OD, MS, is this year’s recipient of the Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency award from the AAOF. Dr. Weisenberger is a resident cornea and contact lens advanced practice fellow at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
The AAOF, in collaboration with the Fredric and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation, announced that Nicole Christie Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO, is the 2020 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant. Dr. Ross is an assistant professor of optometry in the Department of Specialty & Advanced Care at the New England College of Optometry.
Tamara Domnitz, OD, became vice president of business development at RETINA-AI Health, Inc. In this role, Dr. Domnitz brings her expertise in international audit and as a clinician to this role in implementation of ethical, effective and timely innovations in artificial intelligence in healthcare for patients.
Tonyatta Hairston, OD, of Jackson, was chosen as one of Mississippi’s Top Entrepreneurs of 2020 by Mississippi Business Journal.
Crystal Brimer, OD, founder of The Dry Eye Institute and owner of Focus Eye Care in Wilmington, North Carolina, was named to NuSight Medical’s Medical Advisory Board. The board is a collaboration of leading experts in research, education, and clinical management of dry eye and ocular surface disease.
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