Resident Awards

 
Rohan A. Jalalizadeh, M.D.

Rohan A. Jalalizadeh, MD

  • Finalist, Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program, 2019
    Presentation: Characteristics and Natural History of Lamellar Macular Holes: A Quantitative Analysis.

 

 
Emily Schehlein, MD

 Emily Schehlein, MD 

  • Bernard Schwartz Memorial Award, American Glaucoma Society, 2019
  • Resident Research Award, The Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MiSEPS), 2019
  • Howard Resident Prize for Glaucoma Excellence, University of Michigan, 2019

 

 
 

Past Resident Awards

2019 Graduating Class

Stephen T. Armenti, MD, PhD  

  • Fast Forward Medical Innovation Program, 2017
  • University of Michigan MTRAC for Life Sciences Award, 2017

Jason M. Miller, MD, PhD 

  • Fellow Research Retreat, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO), 2019
  • George Slocum Resident Research Award, U-M Kellogg Eye Center, 2019
  • Heed Fellow, appointed by The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows, 2019
  • LaBerge Award for research on macular degeneration, 2018
  • Resident Research Award, The Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MiSEPS), 2018
  • Resident and Fellow Research Forum Awardee, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)/Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)
  • Selected to attend the prestigious Heed Foundation Residents Retreat. Dr. Miller is one of 35-40 residents nationwide, nominated by their residency director or department chair, selected to attend the retreat, 2018

Tapan P. Patel, MD, PhD

  • Heed Fellow, appointed by The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows, 2019
  • Fifth place, Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program. His manuscript on ROP screening will be published in OSLIRetina, 2018
  • Selected to attend the prestigious Heed Foundation Residents Retreat. Dr. Patel is one of 35-40 residents nationwide, nominated by their residency director or department chair, selected to attend the retreat, 2018
  • Travel grant, American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), 2017
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation “Smartphone-based wide-field fundus photos for pediatric telemedicine in retinal diseases, 2017 

Peter Yu Cheng Zhao, MD

  • The Aizman Award for academic excellence with most significant scholarly work while acquiring the highest distinction in clinical training during residency, University of Michigan, 2019
  • Clinical/Research Fellowship Award, Foundation Fighting Blindness, 2019
  • First author publication in JAMA Ophthalmology with editorial response, 2018
    Zhao PY, Rahmathullah R, Stagg BC, Almobarak F, Edward DP, Robin AL, Stein JD. A worldwide price comparison of glaucoma medications, laser trabeculoplasty, and trabeculectomy surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 [Epub ahead of print]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.3672
  • Advocacy Ambassador, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 2017

2018 Graduating Class

Tyson Kim, MD, PhD

  • Heed Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows, 2018
  • Principle Investigator, Development and application of iPhone-based retina camera for high-quality, low-cost diagnostics, U-M MTRAC for Life Sciences, 2017-2018
  • Completed the Fast Forward Medical Innovation Program to further his telemedicine initiative, 2017
  • Career Starter Grant Award, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 2017
  • Selected to attend the prestigious Heed Foundation Residents Retreat. Dr. Kim is one of 35-40 residents nationwide, nominated by their residency director or department chair, selected to attend the retreat, 2017
  • Biomedical Innovation Cup, University of Michigan, 2017
  • LaBerge Award for research, 2017
  • University of Michigan MTRAC for Life Sciences Award, 2016
  • University of Michigan College of Engineering, Entrepreneurship Engineering Prototyping Award-2016 for work on the “Development and application of iPhone-based retina camera for high-quality, low-cost diagnostics.”, 2016

Lev Prasov, MD, PhD

  • Grant, “Validating myelin regulatory factor (MYRF) as a nanophthalmos gene and regulator of eye development”, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 2017-2018 
  • Grant, “Genetics of Homocysteine Metabolism in Glaucoma”, Bright Focus Foundation, 2015-2017
  • Grant, “Defining a new gene for nanophthalmos”, Alliance for Vision, 2017
  • Resident and Fellow Research Forum Award,  Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology and Research to Prevent Blindness, 2017
  • Travel Award, International Society of Genetic Eye Disease and Retinoblastoma, 2017
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation “Validating NYRF as a nanophthalmos gene in eye development, 2017
  • LaBerge Award for research on the “Gene Discovery in Ophthalmology”, 2017
  • Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, First place Resident Research Presentations for “Gene Discover in Ophthalmology”, 2017
  • George Slocum Resident Research Award, 2017

Nakul Shekhawat, MD, MPH

  • Heed Fellow, appointed by The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows, 2019
  • Claes Dohlman Fellow Award, Dohlman Society, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2019
  • Grant, Analyzing Nationwide Management Practices, Clinical Outcomes, and Health Care Disparities among US Patients with Herpes Simplex Keratitis and Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, 2018
  • Grant, Identification Of Novel Risk Factors And Preventive Approaches For Herpes Simplex Keratitis And Herpes Identification Of Novel Risk Factors And Preventive Approaches For Herpes Simplex Keratitis And Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, Eversight Eye and Vision Research Grant, 2018
  • Foundation Resident Excellence Award, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2018
  • Resident and Fellow Research Forum Award, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology and Research to Prevent Blindness, 2018
  • Travel grant, American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), 2017
  • Eversight Eye and Vision Research Grant, Identification of novel risk factors and preventive approaches for herpes simplex keratitis and herpes Identification of novel risk factors and preventive approaches for herpes simplex keratitis and herpes zoster ophthalmicus, Eversight. 2017
  • Invited Speaker, RPB/AUPO Resident and Fellow Research Forum, Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO), 2017
    Lecture: "Topiramate-induced Angle Closure Glaucoma: Far More Common Than Previously Reported"
  • Selected to attend the prestigious Heed Foundation Residents Retreat. Dr. Shekhawat is one of 35-40 residents nationwide, nominated by their residency director or department chair, selected to attend the retreat, 2017