Ophthalmology postdoc named ARVO At-large Member-in-Training Trustee

Emily Patterson, PhDEmily J. Patterson, PhD, postdoctoral fellow with the MCW Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science’s Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP), has been selected to serve on the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Board of Trustees as the next At-Large Member-in-Training Trustee.

ARVO is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world and includes nearly 12,000 researchers from over 75 countries, a third of which are Members-in-Training (MIT) — students or trainees in the early stages of their career.

As the Members-in-Training Trustee, Dr. Patterson’s role will be to serve as a conduit to communicate the needs of the ARVO MIT community and as a liaison to the Members-in-Training Committee. Her term will be two years beginning at the conclusion of the Board of Trustees meeting on November 15, 2017, and ending at the October 2019 Board meeting.

“Emily’s selection is well-deserved,” says Joseph Carroll, PhD, Richard Schultz, MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology, professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, biophysics, and cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, and co-director of the AOIP. “Her role will provide great visibility for her work and that of MCW within the vision science community.”

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