ASRS Presidents’ Young Investigator Award

The Foundation has selected J. Peter Campbell, MD, MPH, FASRS, as the winner of the 11th annual ASRS Presidents’ Young Investigator Award. Dr. Campbell is the Edwin and Josephine Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), in Portland, Oregon.

The ASRS Presidents’ Young Investigator Award is given by the Foundation to honor past presidents of our Society by nurturing the development of next-generation retina leaders. It recognizes an ASRS member age 50 or younger who has made substantial contributions to the field of retina that will potentially improve our patients’ lives. The winner receives a $15,000 honorarium. We are grateful for support of this award through a grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

In addition to his clinical retina practice, Dr. Campbell is a translational clinician scientist focused primarily on 2 research areas: developing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with the Imaging and Informatics in ROP (i-ROP) research consortium, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) for pediatric retina with the Center for Ophthalmic Optics & Lasers (COOL) Lab headed by David Huang, MD, at OHSU.

Dr. Campbell received a Career Development Award from Research to Prevent Blindness, and has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles. He is on the steering committee for the International Classification of Retinopathy of Prematurity, co-chairs the Stop Infant Blindness in Africa Committee, and chairs the American Academy of Ophthalmology Committee on Artificial Intelligence.


About the Young Investigator Award

The ASRS Presidents’ Young Investigator Award is given by the Foundation to honor past presidents of our Society by nurturing the development of next-generation retina leaders. The winner receives a $15,000 honorarium. We are grateful for support of this award through a grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Young Investigator Award recognizes an ASRS member age 50 or younger who has made substantial contributions to the field of retina that will potentially improve the lives of our patients. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • 50 years of age or younger at the time the paper is published
  • Member of the ASRS
  • Must be first or senior author on the paper submitted for consideration
  • Paper must be original and published in print or e-published in a peer-reviewed journal within the last 12 months (January 1, 2023–December 31, 2023).
  • Individuals may nominate themselves or others may nominate them once the paper has been published.
  • To be considered, nominees must submit the published paper, including all illustrations and online links, acknowledgement from senior author (if first author is applicant) or first author (if senior author is applicant) that candidate is in fact the primary investigator, a CV, and a paragraph summarizing the significance of their work.   

Award  Details

The Young Investigator Award will be given at the ASRS Annual Meeting, and the recipient will receive a $15,000 honorarium. Application materials will be submitted online to ASRS through the nomination form linked below.  The deadline for 2024 Young Investigator Award nominations is January 5, 2024.

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Past Recipients  

2014     Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD

2015     Hendrik PN Scholle, MD, MA

2016     Jayakrishna Ambati, MD

2017     SriniVas R. Sada, MD, 

2018     Rishi P. Singh, MD, FASRS

2019     Sophie J. Bakri, MD, FASRS

2020     Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD, FASRS

2021     Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA, FASRS

2022      Justis P. Ehlers, MD, FASRS

2023     Aaron Y. Lee, MD, MSCI