Optometry Australia is now calling for nominations for the 2023 H Barry Collin Research Medal.
The prestigious medal recognises outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge in optics, vision science, or clinical optometry by a person who is an Australian citizen or a graduate of an Australian optometry school, or who has done a significant part of his or her research in an Australian institution.
The medal is accompanied by a monetary prize of $5,000 and the recipient is required to submit a paper for publication in Optometry Australia’s journal, Clinical and Experimental Optometry.
The award is named after distinguished optometrist, academic and researcher, Emeritus Professor H Barry Collin, who was Editor-in-Chief of Clinical and Experimental Optometry for nearly a quarter of a century. Professor Collin received the Order of Australia for services to optometric education in the South Pacific.
The 2022 winner and sixteenth recipient of the award was Professor Tailoi Chan-Ling. Professor Chan-Ling has made outstanding contributions to retinal vascular formation, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration research, set up the first international mentoring scheme for young investigators, and created the first international Network of Women in Eye Research.
Nominations can be made by a single person or group, and must include details of the name, position, qualifications, and contact details of both the nominators and nominee. A curriculum vitae and overview statement of no more than 1,500 words on the nature, scope, and importance of the research by the nominee is also required.
Additional information about the nomination process is available here.
Nominations close February 28, 2023. Submissions should be sent to Optometry Australia’s Head of Education Sam Bonwick via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail (Sam Bonwick, Optometry Australia, P.O Box 1037, South Melbourne, Vic, 3205).
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