The American Academy of Ophthalmology honored UCLA Department of Ophthalmology faculty members in multiple stages of practice for a range of activities, from humanitarian service and significant contributions to the profession to mentorship and volunteer service.
For their contributions made to the academy, its scientific and educational programs, and to the discipline of ophthalmology, the academy honored the following UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute faculty members at its annual meeting held late last year:
Dr. Sophie Deng, assistant professor, received an Achievement Award.
Dr. Colin McCannel, professor of clinical ophthalmology, received a Secretariat Award as well as a Senior Achievement Award;
Dr. Stacy Pineles, associate professor, received an Achievement Award;
and Dr. SriniVas Sadda, a professor at the eye institute, received a Senior Achievement Award.
Anne Coleman, the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation chair in ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Institute, received the Suzanna Veronne-Troutman Award in recognition of her work to advance and enhance the position of women in ophthalmology.
A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, the academy is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. The mission of the academy is to protect sight and empower lives by serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education, and advancing the profession of ophthalmology