Congratulations to Drs. Jayakrishna Ambati, Preston Blomquist, and Daniel Knoch who have been selected as 2018 AUPO Awardees. Read full announcement
Jayakrishna Ambati, MD - RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research
Dr. Ambati is Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Ophthalmology, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Weeks Award, which carries the name of David F. Weeks, former President and Chairman of Research to Prevent Blindness, in honor of his contributions to the field of vision research, recognizes and celebrates Dr. Ambati’s excellence in research focused on age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Ambati will be presented with his award and will deliver a presentation in January at the 2019 AUPO Annual Meeting.
Preston Blomquist, MD - AUPO/AAO Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education
Dr. Blomquist is the Residency Program Director at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Ophthalmology Department, in Dallas, Texas. The Straatsma Award acknowledges Dr. Blomquist’s contributions to the critical role of the Program Director. Dr. Blomquist will be recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He will be presented with his award and will deliver a presentation in January at the 2019 AUPO Annual Meeting.
Daniel Knoch, MD - AUPO/AAO Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education
Dr. Knoch is the Director of Ophthalmology Medical Student Education and Associate Residency Program Director at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Department of Visual Sciences and Ophthalmology, in Madison, Wisconsin. This annual award acknowledges Dr. Knoch’s dedication to the principles and significance of medical student education. He will receive his award and deliver a presentation in January at the 2019 AUPO Annual Meeting.