Former ARVO executive director dies

April 4, 2012

Former Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Executive Director Joanne G. Angle died March 8. She was 70 and had cancer.

Rockville, MD-Former Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Executive Director Joanne G. Angle died March 8. She was 70 and had cancer.

Angle stepped down from her position at ARVO in January after having been executive director since 1990. During her time there, the research association grew from a volunteer-managed group with fewer than 7,000 members to a professional society with almost 13,000 members around the world. She helped start the ARVO Foundation to raise funds.

From 1979 to 1985, Angle was a project director for the National Health Information Clearinghouse. She then joined the organization now known as the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and became its executive director in 1988. Angle also was a former member of the board of Prevent Blindness America.

Angle was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by two daughters, a sister, and eight grandchildren.

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