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AAOF Announces the 2020 Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award Recipient

Dr. Chakuroff is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry.




Dr. Charkuroff

Dr. Charkuroff

(PRESS RELEASE) ORLANDO, FL – American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces Carolyn N. Chakuroff, OD, MS, as this year’s recipient of the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award.

Dr. Chakuroff is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and an Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation resident at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVA).

Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., OD, DOS, FAAO led a career marked by stellar accomplishments as a teacher, writer, lecturer, and administrator and was the recipient of numerous awards. Dr. Rosenbloom was not only one of the first Ezell Fellows but also published more than 75 professional journal articles on topics of low vision rehabilitation, optometric gerontology, optometric education, and public health, and co-authored three major textbooks including Vision and Aging.

This award is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of low vision by providing incentive and support to sustain talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research, and education. Candice A. Law, OD, MS, FAAO, chief of visual impairment services program at Kansas City VA Medical Center said, “Carolyn has truly excelled during her time at the KCVA. She is both an extraordinary clinician and person. Her compassion for her patients is evident in every patient exam and time she spends developing her art as a physician. She has truly been an asset to our program and to the fourth-year students she has taught.”

Dr. Chakuroff presented an impressive resume of experience in clinical research, volunteer service, and poster presentation experience, thus earning this prestigious award.




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