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Women In The News: October 2020

Women In Optometry continues its tradition from the print magazine by recognizing your achievements in its Women In The News on womeninoptometry.com. Congratulations to each of these women on their accomplishments in the profession!

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Three women ODs were the recipients of the 2020 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards, as announced by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.

Stephanie Gee, OD, MPH, graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry, received the George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.
Mari Fujimoto, OD, graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry, received the George W. Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.
Rosa Yawen Yang, OD, graduate of University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, received the Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award.
Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD, FAAO, of The Ohio State University College of Optometry, received the Charles F. Prentice Medal and Lecture Award from the American Academy of Optometry.
Stephanie Johnson-Brown, OD, of Chicago, Illinois, was selected as 2020 Optometrist of the Year by the Illinois Optometric Association.
Whitney Hauser, OD, FAAO, is joining the team at Novartis as Director, Peer Education for US Ophthalmics.
Anne-Marie Lahr, OD, recently started a new role as Director of Professional Development at Essilor Instruments.
Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, has been named the first Regional Clinical Director for Medical Optometry America and is working to open the first location in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania.
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