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Dr. Sheila West Named the 2019 Weisenfeld Award Recipient

Dr. Sheila West

Sheila West, Ph.D., Pharm. D., the El-Maghraby Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology and vice chair for research at Wilmer, has been announced the 2019 recipient of the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology's (ARVO) Mildred Weisenfeld Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology. According to ARVO's website, this award is presented to an individual in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology.

The award was established as a tribute to Mildred Weisenfeld's outstanding contributions to the field, which include the founding of Fight for Sight in 1946. Weisenfeld believed that encouraging research and researchers would result in greater impact across the field.

As the recipient of this award, Dr. West will present the Weisenfeld Award Lecture at the 2019 ARVO Annual Meeting, where she will also receive this latest honor. Dr. West has been involved with ARVO for over 25 years, notably serving as its first female president in 2001-02.

Congratulations, Dr. West!

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