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By Rhiannon Riches
Assistant Editor


Nathan Efron continues his winning streak. He has been awarded the H Barry Collin Research Medal for 2015.

In June Professor Efron was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Professor Efron accepted the Collin award on 30 July. He will be presented with the medal and deliver a presentation at Southern Regional Congress, to be held at Albert Park in Melbourne on 5-6 March 2016.

Professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at Queensland University of Technology, he has received critical acclaim for his contributions to clinical optometry, and in particular vision correction and corneal physiology.

The H Barry Collin Research Medal is awarded by Optometry Australia to recognise 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 recipient is expected to attend a conference in Australia to be presented with the medal and to deliver a paper to the conference.

The paper or a version of it is expected be submitted for publication in Clinical and Experimental Optometry.

The medal is accompanied by a prize of $5,000.

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