By Liza Shevchuk
Berkeley Optometry Vision Science student Charlotte Yiyi Wang, OD, FAAO, has been selected as a 2022 American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Centennial Ezell Fellow, for the second year in a row! Named for founding American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) president, William C. Ezell, OD, the Ezell Fellowship program was established to provide recognition and support to talented post-doctoral students in pursuit of an advanced degree in optometric research and education. Since 1949, more than 470 fellowships have been awarded to talented individuals in the field.
This year’s recipients will receive $8,000 for the year-long fellowship. They will also be awarded two travel grants of $750 to attend the Academy’s annual meeting and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting. Funding for these Fellowships is provided by leading optometric companies, private endowments, and other business organizations representing most sectors of the industry.
This year’s Ezell Fellows will be honored during Academy 2022 San Diego, which will take place on October 26th - 29th, 2022.Dr. Wang's Profile
The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) inspires excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through its journal, Optometry and Vision Science, and the continuing education presented at its annual meeting. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the profession’s knowledge base through ongoing fellowship and exchange.
For more information, visit their website: AAO
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and was founded in 1947 for the “upholding, broadening, fostering, promoting and aiding of optometric education; the profession of optometry and its practitioners.” The organization provides financial support for optometric research and vision and eye health education to improve patient clinical care.
For more information, visit the website: AAOF