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 closed January 12

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

The ARVO President-elect will make appointments in February/March for the term beginning in May 2022 (additional details will be announced at a later date).

 

Members in Training Committee

Chair

Kara Cavuoto, MD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami , Fla.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 04/27/2023

Chair-elect (2022-2023)

Katie Litts, PhD

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

Member

Rita Laiginhas

Section: Retina
Alijó , Portugal
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

Chloe Thomas, BMedSc, PhD

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

Member

Michael Manookin, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
University of Washington
Seattle , Wash.
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

Enrico Borrelli

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

Member

Lea Bennett, PhD

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Ophthalmology Dept.
Oklahoma City , Okla.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Alfredo Dubra, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics
Stanford University - Ophthalmology Dept.
Stanford , Calif.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Jonathan Go, BBA

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Jessica Jasien, ME.n, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
NASA Cardiovascular and Vision Laboratory
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Weiming Mao, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
Indiana University School of Medicine - Ophthalmology Dept.
Bloomington , Ind.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Raju Rajala, PhD

Section: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Ophthalmology Dept.
Oklahoma City , Okla.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Yanhui Ma, PhD

Section: Glaucoma
The Ohio State University - Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Columbus , Ohio
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Abdelrahman Fouda, B.Pharm, PhD

Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
Augusta University - Vascular Biology Center
Augusta , Ga.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2024

Member

Maria Cabrera-Aguas, MBBS, MIPH, PhD

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
Save Sight Institute
Sydney , Australia
Term: 05/19/2022 - 05/30/2025

Member

Zia Chaudhuri, MBBS, MS, FRCS, PhD

Section: Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro Ophthalmology
Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi
Delhi , India
Term: 05/19/2022 - 05/30/2025

Member

Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Hamilton Eye Institute
Memphis , Tenn.
Term: 05/19/2022 - 05/30/2025

Member

Alecia Gross, PhD

Section: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham , Alabama
Term: 05/19/2022 - 05/30/2025

Member

Samantha Lee, PhD

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
Lions Eye Institute
Perth , Australia
Term: 05/19/2022 - 05/30/2025

Member

Bikash Pattnaik, PhD

Section: Physiology/Pharmacology
University of Wisconsin
Madison , Wisc.
Term: 05/19/2022 - 05/30/2025

Member

Nicole Putnam, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics
Midwestern University
Phoenix , Ariz.
Term: 05/19/2022 - 05/30/2025

Trustee Liaison, Ex Officio

Maureen A McCall, PhD

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

At-Large Member-In-Training Trustee Liaison

Daisy Shu, PhD

Section: Retinal Cell Biology
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Boston , Mass.
Term: 11/19/2021 - 11/30/2023

Wei Li
MD, PhD

Section: Visual Neuroscience
National Eye Institute, NIH
Bethesda , Md.
Term: 05/20/2022 - 05/31/2027

Ex Officio

Maureen G. Maguire, PhD, FARVO

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Penn.
Term: 05/07/2021 - 05/09/2022

Executive Vice President

J. Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO

Section: Lens
University of Colorado
Boulder , Colo.
Term: 05/20/2022 - 05/31/2027

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