Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Awards

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences offers the following awards/scholarships.

 

  • Alberta Odd Fellow Rebekah

    Terms: Selection is based on satisfactory academic achievement, research ability, and contribution to basis and/or clinical vision research. Preference will be given to applicants with research focused on treatment or prevention of age-related vision loss.

    Award: $1000

    Eligibility: Applicants will be accepted from graduate students registered in a full time master’s or doctoral degree program studying and conducting research in the field of vision science.

    Application Intake: November 1 to January 31

  • Edwin Isaac Clarke Scholarship
    Terms: Selection is based on satisfactory academic achievement, research ability, and contribution to basic and/or clinical vision research with a preference given to research that is relevant to ophthalmology and cancer.

    Award: $1000 (Residents)
    $1000 (Trainee – Undergraduate, Medical Student, Graduate Student, Fellow (clinical or research)).

    Eligibility: Applicants will be accepted from residents and other trainees studying and conducting research in the field of ophthalmology and cancer.

    Application Intake: November 1 to January 31
  • Helen Colburn Scholarship

    Terms: Selection is based on satisfactory academic achievement, research ability, and contribution to basic and/or clinical vision research.

    Award: $1000 (Residents)
    $1000 (Trainee – Undergraduate, Medical Student, Graduate Student, Fellow (clinical or research)).

    Eligibility: Applicants will be accepted from residents and other trainees studying and conducting research into the underlying cause(s) and/or method(s) of cure for eye disease.

    Application Intake: November 1 to January 31

  • Patricia Ann Peat Summer Student Award
    Terms: Selection is based on best presentation at Annual Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Research Day.

    Award: $500 (Summer Student)
    $500 (Summer Student)

    Eligibility: Will need to do an oral or poster presentation at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Grand Rounds (November).
  • Reg Martiniuk Research Day Award
    Terms: Selection is based on best presentation at Annual Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Research Day.

    Award: $500 (Resident)
    $500 (Basic Science)

    Eligibility: Will need to do an oral or poster presentation at the Annual Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Research Day.
  • The Mark Marshall Translational Research Award

    The objective of this award is to promote excellence in translational vision science research. 

    Terms: Research at the University of Alberta focused on vision science that will advance the understanding and treatment of ocular disease. Priority will be given to research that is cross-disciplinary.

    Award: $10,000 - 2 awards

    Eligibility: Applicants need to be accepted to or be currently engaged in a Masters or PhD program or be a post-doctoral fellow

    Application Intake: September 15 to January 31

2019 Award Winners

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is thrilled to announce the following winners of our awards this year.

 

ALBERTA ODD FELLOW REBEKAH VISION SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD
which is based on research ability and contribution to basic and/or clinical vision research related to treatment or prevention of age-related vision loss.

Dr. Matthew Benson
For his research in characterizing the effect of a PEX6 mutation on Peroxisome structure and function in a patient with peroxisomal biogenesis disorder


EDWIN ISAAC CLARKE SCHOLARSHIP 
which is focused on studying and conducting research in the field of Ophthalmology and Cancer

    Dr. Fay Zhai
For her research in the quantification of changes in the retinal pigment epithelium in patients with Choroideremia

and 

     Dr. Kelsey Roelofs
For her many contributions to the advancement of research in ocular oncology including the potential use of gene expression profiling in the management of high risk uveal melanoma

 

THE HELEN COLBURN SCHOLARSHIP
This award is based on research into the underlying cause(s) and/or method(s) of cure for eye disease.

     Dr. Michele DuVal
For her research on gene regulation of neural fate in the development and regeneration of color vision

 

PATRICIA ANN PEATSUMMER STUDENT AWARD

Albert Hu
For his project to compare the use of various hand-held cameras to capture images of the back of the eye


REG MARTINIUK RESEARCH DAY AWARD
For best presentation

Clinical: Dr. Simrenjeet Sandhu for presentation entitled "Compressed 3D and 2D digital images versus standard 3D slide film for the evaluation of glaucomatous optic nerve features"

and

Basic Science: Nicole Noel for presentation entitled "Modeling RP1L1-Associated Photoreceptor Disease in Zebrafish"

 

THE MARK MARSHALL DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD
which is focused on cross-disciplinary vision science that will advance the understand and treatment of ocular disease


     Geoffery Casey
For his research in the investigation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the immune response to gene therapy vectors in human RPE cells in culture

and

     Francesca Jean
For her research in the investigation of the retinal roles of UNC119 in an animal model and how mutations in this gene lead to disease progression in humans



CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE RECIPIENTS!!