Iranian Ophthalmologist Wins 2010 Helmerich Fellowship

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Active ImageThe International Council of Ophthalmology 2010 Helmerich – Retina Research Foundation Fellowships were awarded to Dr. Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati, Iran, for training in cornea at Melles Cornea Clinic, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Ocular Surface Research and Education Foundation, Miami, Florida and Dr. Mohammed El-hanan, Egypt, for training in cornea and anterior segment at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderbad, India.
After the fellowship, Dr Zarei-Ghanavati who is Assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology will return to Mashhad University Medical Sciences, University Hospital of Khatam-al-Anbia Eye Hospital, Mashhad, Iran.

The Helmerich Fellowships are designed to provide advanced subspecialty training to ophthalmologists and help transmit new knowledge to their home countries. Two 12-month fellowships will be awarded each year. The awardees will receive salary for one year and air transportation support, and the host institution will receive a stipend to assist with training expenses.

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