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 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: $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

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.

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

Helya Aghazadeh
For her research of sun lamp use as a risk factor for 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. Selection is based on satisfactory academic achievement, research ability, and contribution to basic and/or clinical vision research

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

AND

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 STUDENT & RESIDENCY FUND IN OPHTHALMOLOGY

Kimberly Papp for her research excellence and potential

REG MARTINIUK BEST CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
Simrenjeet Sandhu for presentation entitled 'Implementing a Diabetic Algorithm for Ophthalmology Day Surgery Patients'

Honorable mention: Maya Tong for presentation on ‘Cost Effectiveness of Locally Made Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Grafts for Corneal Transplantation in Edmonton’


REG MARTINIUK LABTICIAN BEST BASIC SCIENCE AWARD
Paul Chrystal for presentation entitled 'Premelanosome Protein Mutations Cause Pigmentary Glaucoma'

Honorable mention goes to two other basic science presenters:  Matthew Benson for his work ‘Investigating the Effect of a PEX6 Mutation on Peroxisome Metabolism’ and Nicole Noel for her research ‘Progressive Photoreceptor Disease in a Zebrafish Model of RP1L1-Associated Retinitis Pigmentosa’. 

 

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


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!!

 

 

Awards Application
Mark Marshall Application