Winners of third annual Resident Writer's Award Program announced

October 16, 2005

Jason Halverson, MD, of the Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, was named the winner of the third annual Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer?s Award Program.

Chicago-Jason Halverson, MD, of the Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, was named the winner of the third annual Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer’s

Award Program. The program was sponsored by Advanced Medical Optics (AMO). In a presentation at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Sunday evening, Dr. Halverson was the first-place winner for a case study report of traumatic mydriasis that was managed by cerclage pupilloplasty to reduce pupillary aperture.

The second-place winner was Rupa Krishnamurthy, MD, of New York University, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York, and honorable mention was awarded to Steve Yeh, MD, of the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

The awards program is designed to encourage excellence in writing and presentation skills among residents.

Chris Calcaterra, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Americas Cataract and Implant Group, AMO, announced the winners and presented the finalists with a $1,000 check and plaque during a dinner.

The entries were judged by a review board panel including Mark Packer, MD, Joshua Stein, MD (last year’s winner), and Daniel Chang, MD (the 2003 winner). Dr. Halverson’s winning entry will be featured in a future issue of Ophthalmology Times.