IVI Rolling Trophy - 2015

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S Gayathri from SRM Medical College, SRM University, Potheri was awarded the ‘IVI Young Optometry Researcher Rolling Trophy 2015’ for her project ‘Accommodative facility and response time before and after sustained near work in myopes and emmetropes’. The IVI Young Optometry Researcher Rolling Trophy initiative was launched in 2014 to promote research among Optometry students in India.

The announcement was made at a symposium held at IVI Hyderabad on 19 November 2015 at which project presentations were made by six shortlisted undergraduate students from Optometry institutes across India. The judging panel comprised Dr Shamanna and Dr Roopa Reddy from University of Hyderabad and Mr Nagesh Vuppalla from Neo Retina, Hyderabad.

S Gayathri received a certificate and travel grant of INR 5000 enabling her to participate in a conference of their choice. SRM Medical College, SRM University, the institution which the winner belongs to, was awarded the Rolling Trophy for the year 2015. Remaining five participants were presented a certificate of participation and a memento.