2020 Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program

2020November 5th
Virtual Program

OT Honoree Research Program

This program is dedicated to the education of fellows and residents and offers a unique opportunity to share notable retina research with peers and mentors. This program is supported by unrestricted grants from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

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2020 Top 5 Honorees

2020 Honorees

2020 Faculty Judges

  • Rishi P. Singh, MD

    Rishi P. Singh, MD
    Program Chair

    Staff Physician, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

  • Thomas A. Albini, MD

    Thomas A. Albini, MD
    Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

  • Mark S. Blumenkranz MD, MMS

    Mark S. Blumenkranz MD, MMS
    H. J. Smead Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus
    Byers Eye Institute at Stanford
    Co-Director Ophthalmology Innovation Program

  • Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD

    Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD
    Shui-Chin Lee Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
    Chief, Vitreoretinal Service
    Director, Clinical Research
    The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Science

  • Jonathan L. Prenner, MD

    Jonathan L. Prenner, MD
    Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


The Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program is an exclusive recognition program available to residents and fellows involved with unique and notable research relative to the topic of retina. This educational activity consists of research, abstract submissions, live presentations and enduring article distribution. This is a non-accredited educational activity.

All submissions are reviewed by a panel of expert judges who will consider how the research contributes to the retinal community. The panel of judges will select the top 15 submissions and request that they present live. After the live presentation, the judges will select the top five finalists and announce the winner of the Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program.

Residents and fellows are asked to submit a summary, abstract and signed disclaimer for review and voting.
     • 100 Word Summary – A high-level view of the study and the overall contribution to Ophthalmology in layman’s terms.
     • 800 Word Abstract – Detailed description of the study.
     • Signed Disclaimer – A qualifying document must be signed by all candidates.

To make this valuable education experience available to a broader audience, Ophthalmology Times will publish top presentations on ophthalmologytimes.com, and include summaries in an edition of Ophthalmology Times. The top 5 finalists will have their entries featured in a supplement to a peer-reviewed publication. Therefore, to be considered as a finalist in this program, we request first right of refusal for publication for inclusion in the peer-reviewed journal.

This educational activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.