ARVO Foundation Awards Committee

The ARVO Foundation offers a number of awards to recognize the best and brightest in eye and vision research, and to assist vision scientists and eye researchers in their efforts to stay abreast of the latest trends. The Foundation Awards Committee reviews applications and nominations for some ARVO Foundation awards.

Standing members

J. Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO - Chair
Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD
Colleen M. Cebulla, MD, PhD
Juana Gallar, MD, PhD, FARVO
Takeshi Iwata, PhD
Philip J. Luthert, BSc, FRCP
Shannath L. Merbs, MD, PhD
Janos Nemeth, DSc, MD, PhD
Lois E. H. Smith, MD, PhD, FARVO
Terri L. Young, MD, FARVO
Oliver Zeitz, MD

Ad hoc members

Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD, FARVO
Holly Chinnery, PhD
Thomas A. Ferguson, PhD, FARVO
Sapna Gangaputra, MD, MPH
Meredith Gregory-Ksander, PhD
Lyndell Lim, PhD
Manubu Mochizuki, MD, FARVO
Baerbel Rohrer, PhD
Andrew Taylor, PhD, FARVO
Graham Wallace, PhD, FARVO

Epstein Award Ad Hoc Committee

The Epstein Award Ad Hoc Committee is specialized subcommittee of the ARVO Foundation Awards Committee with responsibility for selecting the annual winner of the Dr. David L. Epstein Award. The committee consists of the chair of the Foundation Awards Committee, the chair of the Foundation Board of Governors, the ARVO Trustee representing the Glaucoma section plus three additional committee members who are senior glaucoma specialists. 

Joel Schuman, MD, FARVO - Chair
Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO
J. Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD, FARVO
Ernst R. Tamm, MD, FARVO
Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO

WEAVR Leadership Committee

The Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) initiative was developed in 2008 to provide networking, career development and research opportunities for women pursuing careers in the visual sciences. The WEAVR Leadership Committee provides strategic direction for WEAVR’s fundraising activities, and leads WEAVR’s initiatives for networking and career development.

Stella M. Robertson, PhD - Chair
Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO - Immediate Past Chair
Kathryn S. Crawford, PhD
Margaret M. DeAngelis, PhD
Adriana Di Polo, PhD
Malia Edwards, PhD
Kayla Gray
Neena B. Haider, PhD
Amy Lo, PhD

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides financial oversight to the ARVO Foundation.

David R. Williams, PhD, FARVO - Chair
Rafal Farjo, PhD
Paul Sternberg, Jr. MD, FARVO
Erik van Kuijk, MD, PhD, FARVO
Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO
Justine R. Smith, MBBA, PhD, FARVO - Ex-Officio
Hans Grossniklaus, MBA, MD, FARVO - Ex-Officio
Joel Schuman, MD, FARVO - Ex-Officio
Iris M. Rush, CAE - Ex-Officio