OWL’s Visionary Award honors an individual who has paved the way for diversity in their field through significant achievement. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership in their field through their careers.
OWL’s Catalyst Award honors an individual who has contributed significantly to helping others advance their career in eye care. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership in supporting the advancement of diversity.
Rising Star Award
OWL’s Rising Star Award honors an individual who is an emerging leader in the ophthalmic space. Nominees should be in their early or mid-careers and demonstrate high potential for making an impact in ophthalmology.
Some of OWL’s award winners from the past 10 years at the Signature Event & Awards Ceremony during AAO, October 2nd, 2022
OWL Awards 2022
The recipients of 2022 OWL Awards (from left):
Jacqueline Armani, OD, Rising Star, Magda Michna, PhD, Catalyst and Jeannette Bankes, Visionary Leader.
OWL Awards 2021
The recipients of 2021 OWL Awards (from left):
Arthur Chan, PhD, MBA, Catalyst and Abigail Markward, Visionary Leader. Alanna Nattis, DO was the Rising Star winner but was absent from the ceremony.
OWL Awards 2020
The recipients of 2020 OWL Awards (from left):
Kristen Brotherson, Rising Star, Renee Bovelle, MD, MS, Catalyst and Dee Stephenson, MD, FACS, Visionary Leader.
OWL Awards 2019
The recipients of 2019 OWL Awards (from left):
Monty Montoya, Visionary Leader, Amy Jacobs, Catalyst and Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, Rising Star.
OWL Awards 2018
The recipients of 2018 OWL Awards (from left):
Allison Shuren, Visionary Leader, Brad Fundingsland, Catalyst and Jennifer Loh, MD, Rising Star.
OWL Awards 2017
The recipients of 2017 OWL Awards (from left):
Heather Ready, OWL President; Beth Marsh, Catalyst; Cynthia Matossian, MD, Visionary Leader and Bindu Manne, Rising Star.
OWL Awards 2016
The recipients of 2016 OWL Awards (from left):
Marjan Farid, MD, Rising Star; Marsha Link, PhD, Visionary Leader; William Trattler, MD, Catalyst.
OWL Awards 2015
The recipients of 2015 OWL Awards (from left):
Audrey Talley Rostov, MD, Visionary Woman (renamed Visionary Leader this year); Laurie Brown, Catalyst; Erin Schallhorn, Rising Star.