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University Professor receives prestigious award

3 December 13


Professor David Elliott from the University of Bradford has been awarded the prestigious Glenn A. Fry Award, sponsored by the American Optometric Foundation. He was presented the award at the 2013 American Academy of Optometry 2013 Awards Ceremony in Seattle earlier this month.

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University Professor receives prestigious award

Professor David Elliott from the University of Bradford has been awarded the prestigious Glenn A. Fry Award, sponsored by the American Optometric Foundation. He was presented the award at the 2013 American Academy of Optometry 2013 Awards Ceremony in Seattle earlier this month.

Each year, the Academy recognises distinguished scientists or clinician scientists whose research has made significant contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. Previous acclaimed winners include David Atchison, Cynthia Owsley and Ian Bailey. This prestigious award was established in 1970 by the American Optometric Foundation to honour Dr Glenn A. Fry, who contributed so much to the profession of optometry through his writings, teachings, and administrative duties at the Ohio State University.

Most of Professor Elliott’s research has been aimed at investigating the role of vision in everyday activities and quality of life. Over the last few years, he has been investigating the link between vision and falls in older people. 

Professor Elliott, said; “The American Academy of Optometry's Glenn Fry Award is the most prestigious international award for mid-late career researchers and I am hugely honoured to be added to the very illustrious list of previous winners, which reads like a veritable "Who's Who" in Optometry. A lovely tradition is that all the attending Glenn Fry winners get together at the Academy's closing ceremony ball for a champagne toast to each other. I am currently waiting to hear whether the rumour that I have to buy the champagne for next year's meeting is true or not!” Award recipients present a lecture during the American Academy of Optometry's annual meeting on a topic of high relevance to optometry. Professor Elliott’s talk was entitled “Can optometrists help to prevent falls”.

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University of Bradford

Founded in 1966, the University of Bradford is one of the UK’s ‘traditional’ universities. It is a research-active institution, with over 80 per cent of our research being rated as either ‘international’ or ‘world-leading’ in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The University was ranked No 1 in Yorkshire for employed graduates obtaining professional & managerial level jobs.

 

Known for its strong emphasis on employability skills and knowledge transfer work with businesses, the University has a truly global make up with over 20 per cent of its student population being international. The University is also a leader in sustainable development and education, and is within the top ten greenest universities in the UK, according to the Green League 2013.

 

 

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