Prevent Blindness calls for nominations and applications for two awards

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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Prevent Blindness is inviting nominations for two awards.

Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award:   

The Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award is presented annually to an optometry student or resident, ophthalmology resident, or other health care professional student or resident in the United States who has the best essay based on the 2020 Focus on Eye Health National Summit theme: An Eye to the Future. This esteemed award consists of formal acknowledgement and a commemorative plaque to be presented at the Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, DC on July 15, 2020.  It further comes with an invitation to present on this work as a speaker at the Summit. 

Application Criteria:

An optometry student or resident, ophthalmology resident, or other health care professional student or resident in the United States who has the best essay based on a question related to the 2020 Focus on Eye Health National Summit theme: An Eye to the Future. If awarded, the awardee must be available to present at the 2020 Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, DC on July 15, 2020 to receive the award. Travel expenses will be covered from anywhere in the United States.

Submission:

·    500-word essay answering a question based on the 2020 Focus on Eye Health National Summit theme: An Eye to the Future.

QUESTION: What, in your opinion, would be the most impactful change that can be made to improve the future outlook of vision and eye health in the U.S.? Describe your reasoning.

  • A one-page biographical sketch of the applicant (include any notable areas of service)
  • Up to two letters of recommendation including how they know the applicant and for how long (two-page maximum for each letter)
  • Please note: Submissions not adhering to the above submission guidelines (page limits, word count, etc.) will not be reviewed.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28, 2020 at noon ET. For more information, visit https://www.preventblindness.org/rising-visionary-award.

2020 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 – noon ET

Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health:   

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. Among the highest honors Prevent Blindness bestows, this prestigious award consists of formal acknowledgement and a commemorative plaque to be presented at the Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, DC on July 15, 2020.  It further comes with an invitation to present on this work as the closing plenary speaker of the Summit.  The award serves as a living memorial to Jenny Pomeroy, who served as the CEO of Prevent Blindness Georgia from 1996 until 2013 and brought a passionate understanding of public health to her work and our mission. 

Nomination Criteria:

An individual, team, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of public health and vision and eye health at a community, state, national, and/or international level. If awarded, the recipient or representative (if a team or organization) must be available to present at the 2020 Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, DC on July 15, 2020 to receive the award. Travel expenses will be covered from anywhere in the United States (if international, note Prevent Blindness will reimburse airfare up to $600).  Information on previous recipients of the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health can be found here.

Submission:

  • Nomination form
  • A 500-word (or less) description of why the nominee is deserving of this award.  Descriptions should be concise and specific and clearly demonstrate the nominee’s commitment to vision and eye health and public health along with the number of years the nominee has been working in the area of vision and public health.
  • A one-page biographical sketch (or Curriculum Vitae) of the nominee  or one-page background of the team/organization
  • In addition to the above information, you may also provide any additional materials you feel are relevant to the nomination (please limit this to less than 10 pages provided in PDF format).
  • Please note: Submissions not adhering to the above submission guidelines (page limits, word count, etc.) will not be reviewed. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28, 2020 at noon ET. For more information, visit www.preventblindness.org/jenny-pomeroy-award-excellence-vision-and-public-health.