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2020 ASCRS Foundation Young Eye Surgeons International Service Grant

2020 ASCRS Foundation Young Eye Surgeons International Service Grant

The ASCRS Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 Young Eye Surgeon International Service Grant. The grant’s purpose is to inspire young eye surgeons to become involved with global eyecare on a long-term basis. The grant affords the opportunity for the grantees to participate in health care systems, including teaching institutions and community programs, in developing countries. Working with ASCRS Foundation and its international partners, recipients get to develop a customized international volunteer plan that provides the opportunity for a young eye surgeon to learn first-hand the intricacies behind global eyecare efforts.

The ASCRS Foundation would like to thank the Grant Review Committee for their commitment in selecting the inaugural cohort, and for their work in helping to craft experiences designed to inspire global volunteer service.

The ASCRS Foundation and the society’s membership are active volunteers and program leaders in the effort to address global cataract blindness. This initial group of global changemakers will undoubtedly make a difference in communities around the world in 2020.

  • Keri Allen, MD
  • Priya Mathews, MD, MPH
  • Milad Modabber, MD, M.Sc., FRCSC
  • Yusra Siddiqui, MD
  • Erin Sieck, MD

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