The Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research was created in 2012 in collaboration with the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research with support from Lighthouse Guild. The award recognizes an individual for his or her role in furthering low vision research and rehabilitation. It was inspired by the seminal contributions of Michael D. Oberdorfer, PhD, in support of low vision research.
2022 Oberdorfer Award Recipient: Joanne Wood, PhD
Dr. Joanne Wood is the 2022 Oberdorfer Award for Low Vision Research recipient for the session entitled, “Spotlight on Macular Disease: Impact on Everyday.” She is a Professor in the Centre for Vision and Eye Research, School of Optometry and Vision Science, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Wood’s research experience, which spans a period of more than 30 years, includes a PhD in Visual Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham, UK and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychophysics at Oxford University, before joining QUT where she has been since 1989.
About the Oberdorfer Award
Award recipients present a lecture at the ARVO Annual Meeting and receive a cash award.
There is no application process for the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision. Recipients are selected by the ARVO Low Vision Cross-Sectional Group in recognition of their roles in furthering low-vision research.
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