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  1. Spotlight on members: Global mentorship

    Spotlight on members Global mentors and mentees talk relationship building ARVO’s Global Mentorship Program is a virtual program that supports early career members through monthly, guided topics related to non-scientific career development, general work-life balance and steps to actively engage with ARVO. The program pairs Members-in-Training and junior principal investigators with senior-level members in a six-month cohort. The first 2018 cohort is now underway, with applications still being

  2. ARVO Foundation: WEAVR Luncheon

    ARVO Foundation Chew to spotlight reproducibility in science at the 10th Annual WEAVR Luncheon This year marks the 10th anniversary of the ARVO Foundation’s Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon, which is held annually in conjunction with the ARVO Annual Meeting. ARVO Immediate Past President Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO, will be the featured speaker at the luncheon on Tuesday, May 1 from 1:30 – 3pm at the Ala Moana hotel in Honolulu. The annual networking event raises funds to suppor

  3. ARVO Foundation chair's letter

    ARVO Foundation Message from the chair J. Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO Everyone can make a difference This spring, my term as chair of the ARVO Foundation will come to a close. As I reflect on my time as chair over the past three years, I am both amazed and humbled by how many people have contributed to the ARVO Foundation’s growth and forward progress. Across the ARVO membership — from every corner of the world and from the most senior scientists to the youngest trainees — hundreds of peopl

  4. Journals column

    Journals embrace new technology in 2018 A preview into the year ahead ARVO journals continue to provide members and the broader vision science community a place to publish their best research and to read about the latest developments in vision and ophthalmology research. To stay up-to-date with published papers, readers can now customize their alerts by clicking on the “sign in” link at the top of any journal page and creating an account. These can include a weekly table of contents alert, as

  5. Fall 2017

    ARVONews Fall 2017 Trending Topics Patients: From consumers to partners Passenger. End user. Spectator. These are terms that many in biomedical research would use to describe the role patients play as a potential therapy winds its way along the development pipeline. Yet, a growing number of patients are no longer content to simply watch and wait as possible life-changing science happens without them.  “Other than providing funding, the patient community hasn’t traditionally been given the op

  6. In this issue

    ARVONews Spring 2018 Remembering a renaissance man Announcing the Bert M. Glaser, MD Award for Innovative Research in Retina As an innovator, clinician, teacher, entrepreneur and researcher, ARVO member Bert M. Glaser, MD, was a renaissance man. After starting a career in academia as a clinician-scientist specializing in retina, he transitioned to private practice. But he never lost the research and teaching bug. Glaser, whose career spanned over 30 years, died after a brief illness in Ap

  7. Editorial staff and contributors

    Editorial staff and contributors ARVONews team Marisa Lavine, MS Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Katrina Norfleet, MA ARVONews Editor Director, Communications Julene Joy Manager, Digital Communications Contributors Debbie Chin Stacy De La O Amanda Johnson Jon Mallet, PhD Kerin  Miller Stephen Willie Matt Windsor, PhD Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Please email Katrina Norfleet at

  8. Women in research - Adriana Di Polo

    Women in research Exceed your own expectations From undergraduate student in Venezuela to running a glaucoma research lab at University of Montreal, Adriana Di Polo, PhD, has blazed a path toward saving and restoring sight to glaucoma patients. She shares her experience as both mentee and mentor, the importance of keeping calm and getting the job done and advice to women just getting started in their career in research. What was your inspiration for becoming a researcher in the field of opht