AAOF Announces 2020 William C. Ezell Fellowship Recipients

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) announces the eleven recipients of the 2020 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding President of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD. It was established to provide recognition and support to talented post-doctoral students who are pursuing an advanced degree in optometric research and education. To date, over 430 William C. Ezell Fellowships have been awarded since the inception of the program in 1949.

Funding for these Fellowships is provided by leading optometric companies, private endowments, and other generous business organizations that represent most sectors of the industry.

The AAOF congratulates the following recipients who have been selected as the 2020 – 2021 Ezell Fellows:

Michael G. Harris Ezell Fellowship Afua Oteng Asare, OD, MPH, MSc University of Toronto

AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technologies (CCLRT) Ezell Fellowship Erin Tomiyama, OD, MS, FAAO University of Houston College of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Ezell Fellowship Eugene Appenteng Osae, OD University of Houston College of Optometry

Danne Ventura / Essilor Ezell Fellowship Reynolds Kwame Ablordeppey, OD State University of New York College of Optometry

Facebook Ezell Fellowship Lyndsey Ferris, OD, FAAO Indiana University School of Optometry

Irvin M. Borish / Essilor Ezell Fellowship Young Hyun Kim University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

John N. Schoen Ezell Fellowship Justin Courson University of Houston College of Optometry

Merton C. Flom Leadership Ezell Fellowship Kelsy Steele, OD, MS, FAAO The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Mike Daley / Essilor Ezell Fellowship Kwaku Osei, OD, FAAO University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) Ezell Fellowship Billie Beckwith-Cohen, DVM, MBA, FAAO University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

Rod Tahran / Essilor Ezell Fellowship Rabia Mobeen, BOptom, MPhil University of New South Wales

This year’s Ezell Fellows will be honored at the AAOF’s Annual Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Academy 2020 in Nashville, TN.

Source: American Academy of Optometry

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