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APHA Vision Care Section seeks award nominations

March 7, 2012

The Vision Care Section (VCS) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites nominations for its 2012 awards.

The Distinguished Service Award: Established in 1981, the award is the highest honor the section can bestow and is presented to an individual, institution or group who has made an outstanding contribution or demonstrated continual high quality service in the area of public health eye/vision care (sponsored by Hoya Vision Care).

The Outstanding Scientific Paper (Project) Award: This award recognizes an individual, group, or institution that has contributed significantly to the advancement of eye/vision care in the public health field. The contribution can be a paper either previously published or suitable for publication or a written description of a project. The paper/project should represent work within the last two or three years, though the project may have been continuous for a longer period.

The Morton W. Silverman Outstanding Student Paper (Project) Award: This award recognizes a student or group of students that has contributed significantly to the advancement of eye/vision care in the public health field from the perspective of a student in optometry, medicine, public health, or related health professions programs. The contribution may be a paper previously published, suitable for publication, or a detailed written description of a project. The paper or project must represent work that has occurred while the student(s) is/are enrolled in a professional program, although the award may be conferred after graduation. However, the award may not be granted more than 12 months post graduation (sponsored by Hoya Vision Care).
Awards recipients will be honored during the annual meeting of the APHA in San Francisco, Oct. 27-31, 2012.

Nominations are requested by March 31, 2012, and should include the nomination form, a narrative statement of 250 words for the Distinguished Service Award and a copy of paper/project to be considered for the other awards. Instructions can be viewed at www.apha.org under the Vision Care Section.

Nominations should be sent by e-mail as an attachment.

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