Pediatric optometry resident receives award

Jessie Dinkel, O.D., has been awarded the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award, intended to promote the practice and development of the field.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry pediatric optometry resident Jessie Dinkel, O.D., has received a Johnson & Johnson Vision Care 2014 Residency Award, according to the American Optometric Foundation.

Dinkel is one of three to be awarded the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award, which is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of pediatric optometry by providing incentives and support to talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research and education in the field of children’s vision.

The 2014 residents selected were carefully chosen by peer review members from the American Academy of Optometry Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies, and the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section; each receives $2,750 toward his or her graduate education that includes a $750 travel fellowship to attend Academy 2014 in Denver to be held Nov. 12-15.

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