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January 25, 2013

SUNY student earns prestigious AAO fellowship

Fourth year OD student Joanne Malek recently earned one of fewer than 200 Student Fellowships from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). This new fellowship program, now in its second year, was established by the AAO as a way of provide motivated optometry students with the opportunity to fully experience the organization’s annual meeting and all of the benefits that it offers to gain knowledge and insight through lectures, workshops, posters and networking.

To achieve this fellowship, Joanne attended a variety of continuing education, scientific talks and poster, plenary sessions, section/SIG symposiums and even the business meeting. Joanne also presented results from her research on stereo acuity, conducted in Dr. Ben Backus's lab, at the AAO meeting.

For more information on the AAO Student Fellowship please click here

In addition, at the AAO annual meeting last October, two SUNY professors, Dr. Rebecca Marinoff and Dr. Hadassa Rutman, became fellows of the Academy.

For a complete list of SUNY presentations at the 2012 annual Academy meeting please click here.