Awards

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

Please note the competition is exclusively for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. 

 

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: Up to $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 Deadline: December 15

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: Residents:  One Award for up to $500 - Academic Year 2020-21

Other Trainee: Undergraduate, Medical Student, Graduate Student, Fellow (Clinical or Research) - One Award for up to $500 for Academic Year 2020-21

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

Application Deadline: December 15
Helen Colburn Scholarship

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

Award: Residents:  One Award for up to $500 - Academic Year 2020-21
Other Trainee: Undergraduate, Medical Student, Graduate Student, Fellow (Clinical Research) - One Award for up to $500 for Academic Year 2020-21

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 Deadline: December 15

Patricia Ann Peat Student & Residency Fund in Ophthalmology
To assist the Department of Ophthalmology in providing exciting and personally enriching experiences in the discipline of ophthalmic medicine. This fund is accessible by all medical students registered in the MD Program at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The fund is also open to any residents registered in the first two years of the ophthalmology program at the University of Alberta Department of Ophthalmology.
Reg Martiniuk Research Day Award
Terms: Selection is based on best presentation at Annual Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Research Day.

Award: Up to $500 (Resident)

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: Up to $10,000

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

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

The award is based on research ability and contribution to basic and/or clinical vision research related to treatment or prevention of age-related vision loss.

Winner: Geoffrey Casey

For his research in characterizing the innate immune response of human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells against adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector insult and evaluating the ability of genetic "cloaking sequences" to mitigate this inflammatory response.



Edwin Isaac Clarke Scholarship

The scholarship is focused on studying and conducting research in the field of Ophthalmology and Cancer

Winner: Helya Aghazadeh

For her research of sun lamp use as a risk factor for Uveal Melanoma

 

 

 



Helen Colburn Scholarship

This award is based on research into the underlying cause(s) and/or method(s) of cure for eye disease. Selection is based on satisfactory academic achievement, research ability, and contribution to basic and/or clinical vision research

Winner I: Maya Tong
For her revolutionary work on the cost effectiveness of locally made Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) grafts for cornea transplantation in Edmonton

Winner II: Fay Zhai
For her research in studying the gene ELOVL4's function in the anterior segment of the eye including how a mutation in the ELOVL4 gene affects the lipid composition of tears

Patricia Ann Peat Award

Student & Residency Fund in Ophthalmology

 Winner: Kimberly Papp

for her research excellence and potential

 

 

 

 

 

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Reg Martiniuk Research Day Award

BEST CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD

Winner: Meghan Smith 

for presentation entitled 'Central Retinal Artery Occlusion: A Retrospective Study of Disease Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes'

LABTICIAN BEST BASIC SCIENCE AWARD

Winner: Paul Chrystal

 for presentation entitled 'Mutations in the inner junction protein CFAP20 impairs motile and primary cilia functions and causes retinal dystrophy'

 

The Mark Marshall Translational Research Award

which is focused on cross-disciplinary vision science that will advance the understand and treatment of ocular disease

Winner: Fay Zhai

For her research in studying the gene ELOVL4's function in the anterior segment of the eye including how a mutation in the ELOVL4 gene affects the lipid composition of tears


 

 

 


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE RECIPIENTS!!
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Note: If applying for multiple awards/scholarships, please submit separate applications for each