The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has named Harvard Professor of Ophthalmology Leo T. Chylack Jr., and Gordon and Llura Gund Professor of Neurosciences John E. Dowling as 2009 fellows. Chylack and Dowling will receive their fellowships in May at the annual ARVO meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Both have been named distinguished Gold Fellows, the highest-ranking fellowship, determined by a rigorous point system. Fellows are recognized for their accomplishments, leadership, and contributions to ARVO.
As fellows, Chylack and Dowling will continue to serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and to further ARVO’s vision “to facilitate the advancement of vision research and the prevention and cure of disorders of the visual system worldwide.” This includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide.