Resident Awards

Dr. Stephen Armenti

Stephen T. Armenti, MD, PhD

2017

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

Dr. Jason Miller

Jason M. Miller, MD, PhD

2019

  • Heed Fellow, appointed by The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows

2018

  • Resident Research Award, The Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MiSEPS)
  • 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. 
 

Dr. Tapan Patel

Tapan P. Patel, MD, PhD

2019

  • Heed Fellow, appointed by The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows

2018

  • Fifth place, Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program. His manuscript on ROP screening will be published in OSLIRetina.
  • 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. 

2017

  • American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) travel grant
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation “Smartphone-based wide-field fundus photos for pediatric telemedicine in retinal diseases 
 

Dr. Peter Zhao

Peter Yu Cheng Zhao, MD

2019

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness Clinical/Research Fellowship Award

2018

  • First author publication in JAMA Ophthalmology with editorial response
    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
  

Past Resident Awards

2018 Graduating Class

Tyson Kim, MD, PhD

  • 2017-2018
    • Heed Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows
  • 2016-2017
    • Completed the Fast Forward Medical Innovation Program to further his telemedicine initiative 
    • 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.”

Lev Prasov, MD, PhD

  • 2016-2017
    • Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, First place Resident Research Presentations for “Gene Discover in Ophthalmology”
    • LaBerge Award for research on the “Gene Discovery in Ophthalmology”
    • Slocum Resident Research Award, 2016
    • Knights Templar Eye Foundation “Validating NYRF as a nanophthalmos gene in eye development
    • AUPO/RPB Resident and Fellow Research Forum Award 2017

Nakul Shekhawat, MD, MPH

  • 2019-2020
    • Heed Fellow, appointed by The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows
  • 2018-2019
    • 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
    • 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
  • 2017-2018
    • ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    • 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
    • Invited Speaker, RPB/AUPO Resident and Fellow Research Forum, Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology (AUPO)
      Lecture: "Topiramate-induced Angle Closure Glaucoma: Far More Common Than Previously Reported"
  • 2016-2017
    • American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) travel grant
    • AUPO/RPB Resident and Fellow Research Forum Award 2018