Congratulations to Haydée Garcia-Lazaro for receiving the Elsevier Vision Research Travel Award to attend the VSS Conference.
Dr. William (Bill) Good is this year's recipient of the 2023 Parks Lecture Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cosponsored by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). On Sunday, November 5, Dr. Good will deliver the Marshall Parks Lecture at the annual meeting of the AAO, one of the Academy's highest honors.
Smith-Kettlewell mourns the loss of Bill Gerrey, who was for decades one of SKERI's leading scientists and engineers, much loved by everyone at the Institute.
SKERI's Functional Vision and Accessibility Conference Addresses Cutting-Edge Research and Innovation
As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute successfully hosted the Functional Vision and Accessibility Conference on August 3-4, 2023, in the heart of San Francisco, California. This groundbreaking event brought together leading experts, researchers, and advocates in the fields of functional vision and accessibility to discuss and explore the latest advancements, challenges, and solutions in enhancing the lives of individuals with visual impairments.
At its recent conference (held once every 3 years) in Denver CO, the International Society for Low Vision Rehabilitation Research (ISLRR) recognized Smith-Kettlewell's August Colenbrander, M.D. with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
On April 13th, 7th grade students from Claire Lilienthal Alternative School visited the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI) in San Francisco. Audrey Wong-Kee-You, Research Coordinator at SKERI, welcomed the students and teachers and introduced them to the institute’s mission of creating a unique environment for the study of vision science and the development of assistive technology to support people who are blind and visually impaired.