The purpose of the ARVO/VSS Research Fellowship is to encourage and foster new collaborations between clinical and basic vision researchers to better train young scientists in the area of translational research. These fellowships will provide research funds to support students who wish to acquire training in a cross-disciplinary lab to promote their ability to perform translational research and compete for research funding as their career matures. In concept, trainees working in a clinical environment but desiring a career in translational research would benefit from a mentored program in a more basic science lab and a trainee in a basic research environment would benefit from a mentored program in a lab conducting translational research in a clinical environment.
Each year one or two $5,000 ARVO/VSS Research Fellowships will be offered. The goal is to fund one fellowship for an ARVO member-in-training who would benefit from training with a VSS member and one for a VSS member-in-training who would benefit from training with an ARVO member.
The 2017 ARVO/VSS Research Fellowship Recipient
University of Texas at Austin
Kathryn Bonnen will apply her training in the perception of 3-dimensional motion and sensorimotor control to investigate how individuals with amblyopia use vision to guide action in everyday tasks.