The Mary Jane O’Neill (MJO) Fellowship in International Eye Banking was established in 2001 to provide medical or technical personnel from eye banks outside of the USA and Canada with the skills necessary to develop, operate, and maintain successful eye banks within their own countries, reducing blindness due to corneal disease or injury.
Alvio Shiguematsu, MD, PhD, Botucatu Eye Bank/Sao Paulo State University Hospital
Hosted by: Dakota Lions Sight & Health
The 2018 Mary Jane O’Neill Fellowship will bring individuals to the United States for a 2 week period during June 2018 to attend the EBAA Annual Meeting and work with a host EBAA member eye bank. Once a Fellow is selected, the EBAA will work with the host eye bank and the Fellow to determine the actual dates of the program.
EBAA and The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration in New York City established this fellowship to honor Mary Jane O’Neill, The Eye-Bank’s Executive Director from 1980 to 2000. During her long history in eye banking, Ms. O’Neill was a forward thinking visionary and championed international outreach, devoting significant efforts to establish and improve eye-banking services worldwide.
Candidates must meet the criteria below.
To be considered for this Fellowship, candidates must complete the application and submit the following:
November 17, 2017