NANOS Honors and Awards

Thomas Carlow Distinguished Service Award

The award is given at the discretion of the Executive Board to those who have provided a sustained and substantial service to the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.  It is named after, and honors, the NANOS Founder, Thomas Carlow, who contributed an immeasurable amount of his time and energy founding and then nurturing NANOS.

2018 Recipient
Jonathan D. Trobe, MD

2017 Recipient
James J. Corbett, MD

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Best Abstract Award

This award recognizes the best poster or platform presentation by a resident or fellow. The awardee receives a certificate and a stipend. In 2004 this program was expanded to recognize medical students, residents and fellows with separate awards.

2018 Recipients
James A. Sharpe Fellow: Eric Gaier, MD, PhD -  Interocular Phase Delay Shifts Visual Cortical Dominance: A Potential New therapeutic Approach for Ambloyopia
Resident: Rawan Omary, MD - Buzzing Sympathetic Nerves: A New Test to Enhance Reflex Pupil Dilation in Suspected Horner Syndrome
Student: Rachel Nolan, BA - Inter-Eye Difference Thresholds for Predicting an Optic Nerve Lesion in MS: An International Study

2017 Recipients
James A. Sharpe Fellow: Melinda Chang, MD from UCLA, Los Angles - Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Patients with Migraine with aura demonstrates decreased macular vessel density
Resident: Lasse Malmqvist, MD from Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, Denmark - Optic Disc Drusen in children: The Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000 Eye Study
Student: Anvesh Annadannam, BS  from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore - Effect of Contrast Sensitivity on Pseudoisochromatic Plate Color Vision Tests

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The Thomas and Susan Carlow Young Investigator Award
This award was established to encourage and recognize basic or clinical research in neuro-ophthalmology by a NANOS candidate or active member. The originality, scientific merit and neuro-ophthalmic interest of a developing investigator’s total body of work combined with a representative new research manuscript will be considered as criteria to determine the award recipient. The award is selected by the Research Committee during the Annual Meeting and need not be given annually. It is not open to NANOS Fellows.

2017 Recipient
Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD - Physiological Electrical Fields Direct Retinal Ganglion Cell Neuritis Growth

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William F. Hoyt Lecture at the AAO Annual Meeting

2018 Recipient
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD - Unraveling the Enigma of Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

2017 Recipient
Kathleen B. Digre, MD - More Than Meets the Eye: What an Ophthalmologist Needs to Know About Migraine and the Eye

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Best Frank B. Walsh Session Paper Presentation by a Fellow

2018 Recipient
Ali Hamedani, MD, MHS - A Can of Worms

2017 Recipient
Shira Simon, MD, MBA - Nonchalant Midterm-taker Develops Altered Mental Status

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Fight for Sight/NANOS Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

2018 Recipient
Ryan Gise, MD - The Epidemiology of Traumatic Pediatric Visual Pathway Injurie

2016 Recipient
Stacy Smith, MD - Characterizing ocular motor abnormalities in patients with vestibular migraines and their response to migraine preventive therapy

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Pilot Research Grant

2018 Recipient
Clare Fraser, MD - Is Visual Snow a Thalamo-Cortical Dysrhthmia of the Visual Processing System?  - A MEG Study

Kim Gokoffski, MD, PhD - Electric Fields Direct Retinal Ganglion Cell Axon Growth by Modulating GTPase Signaling

2017 Recipient
Victoria Pelak, MD - Retinal OCT in Alzheimer Disease: The relationship of Amyloid, Cortical Volumes, and visual fields

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NANOS Dedication Award

2011 Recipient
Thomas J. Carlow, MD

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NANOS Merit Award

The NANOS Merit Award recognizes NANOS members who have made extraordinary contributions of time, energy, and resources to NANOS for the betterment of the organization.

2018 Recipients
Daniel Gold, MD
Matthew Kay, MD
Klara Landau, MD
Nancy Lombardo

2017 Recipient
Lynn K. Gordon, MD, PhD
Karl C. Golnik, MD

Daniel M. Jacobson Memorial Lecture

2019 Recipient
Nancy J. Newman, MD - Leber hereditary optic neuropathy: from bedside to bench to bedside

2018 Recipient
Jonathan C. Horton, MD, PhD - Vascular supply of the occipital lobe explains why certain patterns of visual field loss from embolic stroke are common and others are prohibited

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