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2019 American Academy of Optometry Student Travel Fellowship Recipients Announced

The American Academy of Optometry announces the recipients of the 2019 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

Among the Student Travel Fellowships winners is Lacey Haines, University of Waterloo.  These travel fellowships will allow students to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, October 23-27, 2019. Resident Travel Fellowship recipients will be announced at a later time.

The 2019 Student Travel Fellowship recipients are:


Frank W. Weymouth Student Travel Fellowship

Rebecca Deffler, OD, MS, The Ohio State University

Augustine Nti, OD, University of Houston

Irvin M. Borish Student Travel Fellowship

Nahida Akter, University of New South Wales

Abdulla Alamri, State University of New York

Brazelton Low Vision Student Travel Fellowship

Wai Fung, University of California Berkeley

Edward I. Goodlaw Student Travel Fellowship

Joanna Toner, University of California Berkeley

Robert D. Newcomb Student Travel Fellowship Award for Leadership

Alison Jensen, University of California Berkeley

Michael G. Harris Student Travel Fellowship Award for Leadership

Bibin Cherian, Northeastern State University of Oklahoma

American Academy of Optometry Student Travel Fellowships

Deborah Awisi-Gyua, Indiana University

Lacey Haines, University of Waterloo

Neeraj Singh, Indiana University

Sandra Wagner, Eberhard Karls University

Tiong Peng Yap, OD, University of New South Wales

Funded by an educational grant from Johnson and Johnson Vision

Nicole Adam, New England College of Optometry

Michelle Antonucci, University of California Berkeley

Akosua Asare, OD, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Khob Bhandari, University of Houston

Jaime Etterling, The Ohio State University

Raymond Farmer, State University of New York

Hannah Gregory, University of Houston

Brian Helmetag, Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry

Chuan Hu, OD, University of Houston

Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan, University of New South Wales

WeiHau Law, University of Houston

Taylor Norris, The Ohio State University

Sudan Puri, University of Houston

Casey Ramirez Cortes, The Ohio State University

Noor Haziq Saliman, The University of Manchester

Divya Senthilkumar, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Jennyffer Smith, OD, University of Houston

Emma Stewart-Bates, The Ohio State University

Kelsey Trast, University of Houston

Kent Uehara, State University of New York

Yen-Chiao Wang, MD, Indiana University

Recipients will be honored at the Student and Resident Awards Lunch on Thursday, October 24.

Click HERE for the full press release.

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