Members-in-Training Committee

Members-in-Training Committee

Description

The Members-in-Training Committee (MIT) monitors the issues facing Members-in-Training and recommends ways for ARVO to respond. Comprised of regular ARVO members as well as MITs (pre- and post-doc students, fellows, and residents), the Committee's goals are to enhance the experience of MITs at ARVO and help provide avenues to learn about ways they can build successful careers in ophthalmology and vision research.

Activities

  • Increases organizational sensitivity to the concerns and needs of MITs.
  • Sponsors workshops, forums and organizes events at the ARVO Annual Meeting that promote peer interaction and encourage full Meeting participation. Additional events are also organized at other scientific meetings as appropriate.
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for information on opportunities, programs, and resources specifically aimed at MITs.
  • Identifies possible mentors and role models for students in addition to those encountered in the regular course of their training.
  • Reports to the Board of Trustees at its regular meetings.

Meetings

The Committee meets during the Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect, email and conference call during the year.

How to Apply – application period opens December 2020

To be considered for membership on the Committee, please submit an online application consisting of an application statement, plus detail of past ARVO service and/or experience. It is recommended that individuals:

  • Invest time in their application
  • Make sure their member information is updated and accurate in ARVOConnect

Applications will be accepted from December 2020 through January 2021. The ARVO President-elect will make appointments in February/March for the term beginning in May 2021 (additional details will be announced at a later date).

 

Members in Training Committee

Chair

Richard J. Blanch, BSc, MBChB, PhD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Birmingham
Birmingham , England
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/06/2021

Chair-elect

Kara Cavuoto, MD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami , Fla.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Ava K. Bittner, OD, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry
Ft. Lauderdale , Fla.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Rita Laiginhas

Section: Retina
Alijó , Portugal
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Xi-Qin Ding, PhD

Section: Retina
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City , Okla.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

William Foulsham, BSc, MBChB

Section: Cornea
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Cambridge , Mass.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Darren J. Lee, PhD

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City , Okla.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Nawajes A. Mandal, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis , Tennessee
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Colleen M. McDowell, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth , Tex.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Rajiv R. Mohan, MS, PhD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia , Mo.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Enrico Borrelli

Section: Retina
Doheny Eye Institute
Milan , Italy
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Vishal Jhanji, MD

Section: Cornea
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh , Penn.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member, GMP Subcommittee

Barbara M. Wirostko, MD

Section: Glaucoma
University of Utah
Park City , Utah
Term: 05/07/2015 - 05/07/2020

Member

Katie Litts, PhD

Section: Retina
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wauwatosa , Wisc.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Rupesh Agrawal, FRCS, Mmed

Section: Immunology/Microbiology
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
, Singapore
Term: 05/02/2019 - 5/05/2022

Member

Wyndham Batchelor

Section: Lens
University of Miami
Plantation , Fla.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Ashay Bhatwadekar, MS, PhD

Section: Immunology/Microbiology
Indiana University
Indianapolis , India
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Tiziana Cogliati, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
National Eye Institute
Bethesda , Md.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Maryam Eslami, MD, BEng

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
University of British Columbia
Vancouver , Canada
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Chloe Thomas, BMedSc, PhD

Section: Retina
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, England , United Kingdom
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Michael Gilhooley, MA, MB, Bchir, FRCOphth

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro Ophthalmology
University of Oxford
Oxford , United Kingdom
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Michael Manookin, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
University of Washington
Seattle , Wash.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Trustee Liaison, Ex Officio

Maureen A McCall, PhD

Visual Neuroscience
University of Louisville
Louisville , Kentucky
Term: 2017 - 2022

Member-in-Training Trustee Liaison, Ex Officio

Tasneem Khatib, MA BMBCh

Section: Glaucoma
University of Cambridge
Cambridge , England
Term: 11/15/2019 - 11/15/2021

Ex Officio

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Section: Pharmacology/Physiology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Flinders University
Adelaide , South Australia
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/05/2022

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Lancey Cowan

ARVO
Chief Meetings Officer

Staff Committee Liaison

Kerin Miller

ARVO
Manager, Program Administration