Awardee Title Date
Membership OMIG is dedicated to Phillips Thygeson 10/30/82
Dan Jones, MD Emerging Antibiotic Resistance in Ocular Infections: Real and Relative 10/28/95
Robert Hendricks, PhD Cell Regulation of Herpes Simplex  Virus-Induced Corneal Inflammation 10/26/96
Gilbert Smolin, MD. Ocular Allergy 10/25/97
Richard J. O’Callaghan, PhD The Role of Bacterial Exoproteins in Experimental Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas Keratitis 11/7/98
Panel Vancomycin Prophylaxis Mini-symposium 10/23/99
Jerry Niederkorn, PhD New insights into the Mechanism or Corneal Graft Rejection 10/21/00
Jules Baum, MD Amniotic Membrane Transplantation – Is it Effective? 11/10/01
Gregory Schultze, PhD Molecular Approaches in the Treatment of Ulcerative Keratitis 10/19/02
Richard Forster, MD The Correlation of Microbiology and Pathology in Experimental Endophthalmitis as a Prelude to Focused Therapy 11/15/03
Linda Hazlett, PhD Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Models and Treatment of the Disease 10/23/04
Deborah Langston, MD Herpes Zoster Neurotrophic Keratopathy 10/15/05
William T. Driebe, Jr., MD Contact Lens Related Ulcerative Keratitis 11/10/06
Sally Atherton, PhD Herpes Simplex Virus Infections:  From Outside In? 11/09/07
Y. Jerold Gordon, MD The Life and Times of Adenovirus 1899 – 2008 11/07/08
Todd P Margolis, MD, PhD The Establishment of Latent Infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 10/23/09
Thomas Liesegang, MD The Varicella Zoster Virus – Translating research in other medical fields to Ophthalmology 10/15/10
Suzanne M. Fleiszig, OD, PhD, FAAO Pseudomonas aeruginosa versus ocular surface: Who wins and why? 10/21/11
John Sutphin, MD Confocal Microscopy and the Cornea 11/9/12
Michael Gilmore, PhD Understanding Epidemic Bacterial Conjunctivitis through Comparative Genomics 11/15/13
Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH What Have We Learned About Alloimmunity and Autoimmunity From Experimental Cornea Models? 10/17/14
Eric Pearlman, PhD New insights into the pathogenesis of fungal keratitis 11/13/15
James Chodosh, MD, MPH Pink Eye and the Evolution of New Human Adenoviruses 10/14/16
James V. Jester, MD Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: A Meibocyte Centric Hypothesis 11/10/17
Victor L. Perez, MD Strategies to Induce Immune Tolerance for High Risk Corneal Transplants 10/26/18
Darlene Miller, DHSc, MPH Acanthamoeba and Keratitis … More than Meets the Eye 10/11/19
Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: A Meibocyte Centric Hypothesis 11/13/20
Michelle C. Callegan, PhD, FARVO Targeting Innate Immune Pathways in Bacterial Endophthalmitis 11/12/21
Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima, MD The Role of Photoactivated Chromophores in the Treatment of Infectious Keratitis 9/30/22

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