August 26, 2016 - Jameel Kanji, OD/MS ‘15, has been selected as a recipient of the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award by the American Optometric Foundation (AOF). Dr. Kanji graduated from New England College of Optometry, NECO, with dual OD and MS degrees in 2015. After graduation, he pursued a year of advanced training after graduation through the Pediatric Residency program at NECO. This award honors his commitment and service to the field of pediatric optometry.
The AOF Residency Award Program is designed help to support post-graduate residency training in the field of optometry. Award winners are chosen in the areas of contact lens and pediatric optometry residencies. As one of two recipients of the 2016 Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award, Dr. Kanji will receive a $2,000 award and a $750 travel grant to attend the American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) annual meeting in Anaheim this fall. Dr. Kanji, together with Ann Morrison, OD, MS, of Ohio State University College of Optometry, will receive his award and plaque during the conference at the AOF Celebration luncheon on November 12, 2016.
Dr. Nicole Quinn, Associate Professor at New England College of Optometry and Assistant Director of the Residency programs at NECO, explains, “Dr. Kanji is a compassionate optometrist who strives to ensure that every patient gets the highest quality of care, regardless of their age and ability. His thoughtful demeanor and constant professionalism makes him a respected and reliable role model for his peers and students. He presented posters at the AAO, COVD and ARVO conferences during his residency and was the recipient of the Beta Sigma Kappa-COVD Research Grant. He demonstrates commitment to move the profession forward through participating in research and teaching as well as clinical care.”
The American Optometric Foundation at the American Academy of Optometry explains that the “Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Residency program is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of Pediatric Optometry by providing incentive and support to sustain talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research, and education in the field of children's vision. A goal of this program is to invest in the evolution of the field of pediatric optometry, particularly but not limited to the application of soft contact lenses for children's vision disorders, by providing opportunities for future practitioners, educators, and researchers.” (source: http://www.aaopt.org/AOF/Programs/Residents/Pediatric)
About New England College of Optometry
New England College of Optometry is an independent graduate college of optometry that educates students for careers in eye care delivery, research and education. Located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, New England College of Optometry is the oldest college of optometry in the country. This small, independent graduate institution has been advancing optometric education, patient care, and public health since 1884. The New England College of Optometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association (a member of the Council of Post-Secondary Accreditation) and the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).
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