2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health recipient

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB
Award to be presented to Dr. John E. Crews, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as John E. Crews, DPA, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The award will be presented at the 6th Annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2017.

John E Crews

The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, team, or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at the community, state, national, and/or international level.  The award has been named for Mrs. Jenny Pomeroy, who served as CEO of Prevent Blindness Georgia from 1996 until 2013, and was an advocate for championing the role of public health in vision and eye care services and programmes.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Crews has been dedicated to vision rehabilitation and disability research. He served as the Lead Scientist with the Disability and Health Team in the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities in the CDC. And, has worked for the Michigan Commission for the Blind and the Department of Veterans Affairs’s Rehabilitation Research and Development Center on Aging in Atlanta. Additionally, he served as chair of the Vision Care Section of the American Public Health Association.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by Prevent Blindness.  Jenny Pomeroy was an outstanding force to promote vision and public health in Georgia and the United States, so it is a particularly gratifying to receive an award named in her honor,” said Dr. Crews.
To read more please visit: http://www.preventblindness.org/2017-jenny-pomeroy-award-excellence-vision-and-public-health
Photo courtesy: Prevent Blindness

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