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. Our goals are to enhance the experience of MIT's at ARVO and to help provide avenues for them to learn about ways in which they can build successful careers in ophthalmology and vision research.

Activities

  • Increases organizational sensitivity to the concerns and needs of members-in-training.
  • Sponsors workshops, forums and organizes events at the 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 members-in-training.
  • 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.

Composition

The MIT consists of regular ARVO members as well as "Members-in-Training" (pre- and post- doc students, fellows, and residents).

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

Members in Training Committee

Chair

Esther M. Bowie, MD

Section: Retina
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey , Pa.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/02/2019

Chair-elect

Richard J. Blanch, BSc, MBChB, PhD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Birmingham
Birmingham , Ala.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/02/2019

Member

Pouya Alaghband, MD

Section: Glaucoma
St. Thomas' Hospital
London, England , United Kingdom
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Joao Barbosa-Breda, MD

Section: Glaucoma
Centro Hospitalar Sao Joao
Estarreja , Portugal
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

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

Jennifer R. Chao, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
University of Washington
Seattle , Wash.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

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

Sandra S. Hammer, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Michigan State University
East Lansing , Mich.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member, GMP Subcommittee

Jennifer J. Kang-Mieler, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retina
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago , Ill.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/02/2019

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 , Texas
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, GMP Subcommittee

Frances J. Rucker, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO

Section: Anatomy and Pathology/Oncology
New England College of Optometry
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Mehrnoosh Saghizadeh, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Gail M. Seigel, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
University at Buffalo
Buffalo , N.Y.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member

Eszter Szalai, MD, PhD

Section: Anatomy and Pathology
University of Debrecen, Medical Health and Science
Debrecen , Hungary
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Member

Jorge E. Valdez, MA, MD

Section: Cornea
Tecnologico de Monterrey School of Medicine
San Pedro Garza Garca Nuevo Leon , Mexico
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Member, GMP Subcommittee

Barbara M. Wirostko, MD

Section: Glaucoma
University of Utah
Park City , Utah
Term: 5/7/2015 - 5/7/2020

Member

Wenlin Zhang, MD, PhD

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
Jules Stein Eye Institute
Los Angeles , Calif.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

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

Emily J. Patterson, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee , Wis.
Term: 11/15/2017 - 11/15/2019

Ex Officio

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
SUNY-Buffalo / VA Medical Center - Buffalo
Buffalo , N.Y.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Section: Physiology and Pharmacology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/07/2020

Ex Officio

Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO

Section: Glaucoma
Devers Eye Institute
Portland , Ore.
Term: 05/05/2016 - 05/02/2019

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

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

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Gayle Claman, CAE

Chief Learning Officer
ARVO