This award is sponsored by Oculus. It recognizes a faculty member or administrator with less than seven years of service who has made noteworthy contributions to fulfilling the mission, strategic objectives or programs of ASCO. Nominees will demonstrate outstanding contributions in one of the following areas:
- Teaching which may include classroom, laboratory instruction, or course development
- Scholarship which may include grant writing, research, publications, presentations, or other scholarly and creative activities
- Administration which may include general administration, planning, development, or evaluation activities
- Professional service which may include service to ASCO through committee, group, SIG or related activities; work in the community, state, or national levels that represents or promotes ASCO or optometric education
A contribution of $1,000 will be made to the faculty member’s or administrator’s institution designated for the recipient’s faculty and/or professional development. A commemorative award will also be presented to the “Rising Star” at the ASCO Annual Leadership Luncheon.
Contact Sara Lau, Business Operations Manager, for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are no longer being accepted.
The 2019 Rising Star Award is given to Dr. Dianne Russo.
The 2017 Rising Star Award is given to Dr. Catherine McDaniel
The 2015 Rising Star Award is given to Todd Peabody, OD
In 2014, the inaugural Rising Star Awardee was Dr. Yi Pang, Assistant Dean for Research and Associate Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry