The Low Vision Research Group (LVRG) invites nominations for the 2016
The Envision-Atwell Award is in honor of former NEI program officer and longtime
low vision research supporter Constance Atwell. While on staff at the
National Eye Institute, Dr. Atwell played a pivotal role in encouraging and
motivating high quality low vision research. The award sponsor, Envision of
Wichita Kansas, has a long history of service to the low vision and blind
The Envision-Atwell Award is given to an ARVO presenter who is a junior
investigator, defined as an individual who is actively engaged in low vision, visual
impairment and / or visual rehabilitation research and who is currently a student,
post-doctoral researcher, or junior faculty member with less than five years since
his/her last professional degree. The award consists of a $1,000 stipend and a
trophy celebrating the spirit of the award.
Self-nominations and nominations by colleagues or mentors are welcome. The
nominee must be the first author on an abstract accepted for podium or poster
presentation at 2016 ARVO meeting and must be the person who makes the
presentation at the meeting.
Please send and copy nominations to:
Subject line: 2016 Envision-Atwell Award Nomination
Nomination should include:
A copy of the accepted abstract
Brief biosketch or CV
The deadline for nomination is 5pm EST on Friday, April 15, 2015. LVRG
committee members will meet nominees during the ARVO meeting to discuss
their presentations and will select the 2016 Envision-Atwell Winner. Nominees will
be evaluated not only by the quality of the research and the skills of presentation
but also by their commitment to the field of Low Vision research.
The winner will be announced, and the award handed out, during the Low Vision
Social on Wednesday, May 4th, from 7:00-9:30pm. All nominees are invited to
attend the Social at no charge. More to follow!
We are looking forward to receiving your nominations!
On behalf of the LVRG Committee,
Judy Goldstein, OD
LVRG Chair, 2016