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  1. Leaders-Volunteers: New MIT

    Leaders and volunteers Get to know the new MIT Trustee Emily Patterson, PhD, was recently selected as the new At-large Member-in-Training (MIT) ARVO Trustee. She discusses her background as well as goals for her research and as a member of the ARVO Board representing students and trainees. Tell us a little bit about yourself I grew up near Winchester, England and received my BSc in Psychology at the University of Warwick, followed by a PhD in optometry & visual science under the guidance of

  2. 2017

    Krista Kelly, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Retina Foundation of the Southwest USA Krista's research focuses on assessing daily activities such as reading and fine motor skills in pre-school and school-age children with amblyopia. For her outreach event, she spoke with educators of young children at the Highland Park Methodist Church Day School to make them aware of what amblyopia is, how it can be detected and treated, and how it affects a child’s daily life. She described hidden signs of vision

  3. Outreach Events

    Science Communication Training Fellowship Outreach Events As a requirement of the program, Fellows conceive, program, and facilitate an outreach event or activity that engages a public audience in vision research and science. Below are examples of outreach events from past cohorts.  2019 2018 2017

  4. 2019

    Andrea Waksmunski Graduate Student Case Western Reserve University U.S. Science Café Cleveland, an informal public forum for the open discussion of current scientific issues, was an optimal venue for Andrea to put her newly acquired science communication strategies into practice. She gave her slideshow presentation on Age-related Macular Degeneration and genetics research with her principle investigator, which was custom for the venue. Audience members asked questions about her work for over