WEAVR-funded initiatives

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WEAVR-funded initiatives

All funds raised at the WEAVR Luncheon are used to support women in eye and vision science. At the Ninth Annual WEAVR Luncheon at the ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., WEAVR raised over $11,000.

The funds raised in 2017 have been used to fund two travel grants, one Developing Country Eye Research Travel Fellowship and provide underwriting support for the Leadership Development Program for Women in ARVO.

2018 Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship recipient

Jeanne Mayouego Kouam, MD
Nylon District Hospital
Douala, Cameroon
Specialty: Pediatric ophthalmology

2018 WEAVR Travel Grant recipients

Jaya Chidambaram, MBBS, MRCOphth
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Abstract title: Cellular morphological changes associated with clinical outcome in bacterial and fungal keratitis as detected with HRT3 in vivo confocal microscopy

Janet Hrdina
University of Rochester
United States
Abstract title: Orientation specific impairment in contrast sensitivity following long-term neural adaptation to optical blur in keratoconus