The ARVO Foundation is providing nine members with Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowships to attend the ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The fellowship supports the cost of attendance and provides recipients with an ARVO member as a mentor for the duration of the meeting.
The goal of the program is to provide young researchers with access to the latest in vision science while offering the opportunity to network with colleagues, mentors and thought leaders to develop an effective vision research program in their home countries.
The 2017 Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship recipients include:
- Reynolds Kwame Ablordeppey, OD
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- Basma Baccouche, MRes
Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Sidi Thabet
- Kasturi Bhattacharjee, MS, FRCS
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya
- Moira Gandiwa, MBBS
College of Medicine, University of Malawi
- Meha Kabra, MSc
L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Prof. Brien Holden Eye Research Center
- Hashim Ali Khan, OD, FAAO
- Simanga Msutwana, MBChB
- Nikhil Sahajpal, BPharm, MPharm
Guru Nanak Dev University
- Angelane Santos, MD
Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
The ARVO Foundation is grateful to the Alcon Foundation, Alcon South Africa, Ophthotech, University of Wisconsin – Madison and Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) for their support of the program.