TFOS congratulates the following individuals for winning the TFOS Travel Awards for the Taormina 2013 Conference:
> Shruti Aggarwal (USA)
> Terry Coursey (USA)
> Juan Ding (USA)
> Giulio Ferrari (Italy)
> Jing Hua (USA)
> Kyu-Yeon Hwang (Korea)
> Wendy Kam (USA)
> Sang-Mok Lee (USA)
> Zhen Meng (USA)
> Geraint Parfitt (USA)
> Rose Reins (USA)
These awards are given to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students or young investigators (35 years or younger) who demonstrate significant scientific achievements in the field of tear film and ocular surface research. The amount of the Award is $1,500 (USD; European applicants) or $2,000 (USD; non-European applicants). The Award is accompanied by a waiver of registration and banquet fees, and a complimentary TFOS Membership. Award winners must be present at the Conference in order to receive this grant.
TFOS also expresses its appreciation to the TFOS Young Investigator Committee Members (listed below), who considered the hypothesis, experimental design, creativity, innovation, scientific results and significance of each abstract in making their evaluations. All of these Members are previous winners of TFOS Travel Awards.
> Monica Alves, MD, PhD (Brazil)
> Mindy K. Call, PhD (USA)
> Cintia S. De Paiva, MD (USA)
> Ana Isabel Guzman-Aranguez, PhD (Spain)
> Osama Ibrahim, MD (Japan)
> Georgios Kontadakis, MD, MSc (Crete, Greece)
> Kaevalin Lekhanont, MD (Thailand)
> Flavio Mantelli, MD, PhD (Italy)
> Maria Markoulli, MOptom (Australia)
> Rachel L. Redfern Rump, OD, PhD (USA)
> Stefan Schrader, MD (Germany)
> Benjamin D. Sullivan, MS, PhD (USA)
> Louis H.T. Tong, MBBS, FRCS, DM, PhD (Singapore)
> Tais Hitomi Wakamatsu, MD (Brazil)
Prestigious award honors innovation and leadership in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease. Newswise — Boston, Mass. — David A. Sullivan, M.S., Ph.D., FARVO, Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Associate Professor of...
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