TO READ | WOMEN IN EDITORIAL POSITIONS
In a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers from Wills Eye Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University set out to evaluate how the proportion of female authors producing editorials in high-impact ophthalmology journals has evolved over the past 2 decades. The study authors concluded that the proportion of female representation in ophthalmology editorial authorship is increasing, but parity has yet to be achieved.
Calling all recent glaucoma fellowship graduates! The Interventional Glaucoma Congress (IGC) is hosting its first-ever poster contest, designed to provide new glaucoma practitioners the opportunity to attend this unique, think tank–style meeting, taking place October 7–9 in Chicago. Chaired by Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC; Rick Lewis, MD; and Arsham Sheybani, MD, the IGC is an invitation-only event for progressive thought leaders in the glaucoma space.
TO APPLY | OWL FELLOWS PROGRAM
Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL) recently opened its 2021 Fellows Program, designed to increase support and connection opportunities by pairing rising leaders with established leaders in ophthalmology. According to OWL, ideal candidates are active OWL members, are emerging leaders in the ophthalmic space, are in their early or mid-careers, demonstrate potential for making an impact in ophthalmology, are committed to diverse leadership, and are willing to commit time and effort to interacting with their mentor, other OWL fellows, and OWL leadership. Interested candidates can apply to be considered for the program or may be nominated by OWL board members. The application period will be open until September 2.
TO FOLLOW | UP-TO-DATE VACCINATION RATES BY STATE
Becker’s Hospital Review is continuously ranking states by the percentage of their population that has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The list, which includes all states and Washington, DC, is fueled by data from the CDC. In first is Vermont, which has more than 67.52% of its population fully vaccinated, and in last is Alabama, with only 36.76% of its population vaccinated as of August 24.