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November 22, 2016


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Members in the news
AAO names McLeod editor-in-chief
Stephen D. McLeod, MD is the new editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
18 members recognized as leaders in the field

These members are among the top "51 Ophthalmologists to know," a list recently published in Becker's ASC Review.

Community news
NIH will repay up to $35k of student loans
The National Institutes of Health’s Loan Repayment Programs help repay educational debt of PhDs conducting nonprofit research. 
The deadline has been extended to Dec. 1
Everything ARVO
Ritch to recieve Joanne G. Angle Service Award
Robert Ritch, MD, FARVO, will be presented with the award at the ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting, in recognition of his 25 years of continuous contributions to the association.
Save the date: Committee volunteer applications open Dec. 7

Participating on an ARVO committee is an opportunity to develop leadership skills and contribute to the association's future.

Events & education
Last chance to submit your translational research

Do you have translational research you would like to share at the inaugural ARVO-Asia Translational Vision Summit?
Submission deadline: Nov. 30

Reminder: Submit your ARVO 2017 abstract before deadline

Start your abstract submission for the 2017 Annual Meeting now, and have access to staff support.
 Abstract submission deadline: Friday, Dec. 2.

Foundation news
Travel grants available for researchers from developing countries

Young researchers can apply for a Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship to attend the ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
Deadline: Dec. 1

ARVO journals
Call for papers: IOVS Special Issue on Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints

Manuscripts are being accepted now through March 1 for a special issue, which will be edited by guest editors Edoardo Villani, MD, and Stela Vujosevic, MD, PhD.

K12-funded clinician-scientist opportunity at Harvard
Subspecialty/fellowship-trained ophthalmologists or optometrists will serve as junior faculty in this mentored training program funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Deadline to apply: Dec. 15
Tenure-track and postdoc scholar positions open

Plus a number of other clinical and research positions are listed on ARVOJobs.

Funding opportunities

ARVO Funding Guide is a searchable database with more than 200 opportunities listed. 

    Research to Prevent Blindness/Lions Clubs International Low Vision Research Award • New: Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship • New: Lighthouse Guild Pisart Award in Vision Science • New: BD Biosciences Research Grants


    Call for nominations:

    • Lighthouse Guild Bressler Prize in Vision Science
      Deadline: Dec. 31 
    • Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research
      Deadline: Jan.30, 2017
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