The EBAA Heise Committee is accepting nominations for the 2023 Leonard Heise Award. The Leonard Heise Award is presented to a non-physician eye banker recognized for his/her outstanding devotion to the EBAA’s mission and development, and for exemplifying the precepts of Leonard Heise, a major contributor to the fight against corneal blindness and one of the EBAA’s founders.
Nominations for the award must meet the following requirements:
- Nominee must have been associated with an EBAA accredited eye bank for at least 10 years.
- Nominee must have made significant contributions to eye banking at a national and/or international level, as well as at a local level.
- The nomination must be supported with a letter from at least one of the following from the nominee’s eye bank: Board President, Executive Director and/or Medical Director.
- Individual’s local, national and international contributions to the EBAA and eye banking must be noted in the nomination.
NOTE: The COVID pandemic forced the cancelation of EBAA’s Awards Dinner in 2020; therefore, in 2023, we will recognize Donna Drury (the 2020 recipient) and the 2023 honoree.
Since nominees are not always well known to members of the Heise Committee, decisions may be made based on contributions as detailed in the material submitted. Comprehensive information that outlines a nominee’s contributions is helpful. All nominations will be reviewed by the Heise Committee, made up of previous Heise Awardees.
To re-nominate an individual whom you nominated in the past, please send an updated letter of support for that individual from the Executive Director, Medical Director or Board President of the eye bank to Genevieve Magnuson. If you receive additional letters of support after the nomination is submitted, those can also be sent to Genevieve Magnuson.
Nomination Deadline: August 12, 2022