Fellows Doing Research SIG
The mission of this SIG is to advance the ocular health of the public through community-based clinical research. This is accomplished by training Fellows in the concepts and techniques necessary for multi-center clinical research. Early emphasis is on projects addressing essential questions such as population norms, prevalence data, repeatability, and correlation of common clinical tests with symptoms and/or general disease status. Training Fellows from many practice settings, rather than specialists or tertiary care providers, enables access to patients from a broad range of health, ethnicity, socio-economic status.
Fellows who participate benefit through training in clinical research and being a part of a group that adds significant data to the ophthalmic clinical literature. This helps solidify our profession as primary eye care providers and benefits our patients.